• Windows 11 gets better looking with a nifty visual effect that won't slow down your PC

    7 days ago - By TechRadar

    Windows 11 is set to benefit from a bit more visual sparkle as Microsoft is reportedly extending the ‘Mica' effect to more apps in the OS. Windows Latest spotted this one, and for the uninitiated, the Mica theme is an opaque effect that's applied to windows and title bars, so you can see the desktop wallpaper through it. While it's a fancy translucent effect, the difference is subtle, and as Microsoft explains it “only samples the desktop wallpaper once to create its visualization”. This means less of a performance hit, and the overall idea is to add some shininess to the desktop...
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  • Microsoft is testing Mica transparency effects in Office apps

    Microsoft is testing Mica transparency effects in Office apps

    7 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    Mica is Microsoft's new transparency effect for Windows 11. It is similar to Acrylic but optimised for performance by only sampling from your wallpaper rather than the app below you. Microsoft has been rolling out the new look to more and more native apps, and now Office Insiders and Beta users are reporting that the...
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