Microsoft brings “Project Neon” to its apps2 min read

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Windows 10 has been the main focus for Microsoft for a quite some time now. With the release of Creators Update a few months ago, Microsoft is bringing few new things into its operating system. And now they are introducing “Project Neon”, a transparent and blurred look to its design language. Looking at the screenshot below we can gather that it is bit transparent but is also blurry so that text is clear to look at.

Project Neon was rumored before Creators update (RS 2), to be released in Redstone 3 build. Unlike Windows 7’s glassy look Project Neon is transparent and blur look within the on of the application. Currently, only default UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app support this look.

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Microsoft is currently releasing these Project-Neon based apps to Insiders only as they are still testing these apps. We can expect it to be fully released in next major Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 3. Apps currently supporting Project Neon are

  • Mail
  • Groove Music
  • Camera App
  • Calculator
  • Photos App

You can also test these apps by becoming a Windows Insider and downloading the latest Windows 10 Insider Build.
Notice: By downloading latest unstable build may/may not work properly in your system, so do this at your own risk.

  • Sign in to Windows Insiders here.
  • Log in to Windows with Windows Insider’s Account
  • Go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Insider Program and choose which build you’ll like to install (Choosing slow build will be more stable)
  • After you are in the latest Windows 10 Insider build go to Store and check for update.

Are you a Windows Insider? Do you like this new design language by Microsoft? Share your thought in the comment section below.
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