win 10 reintroducing background blur

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win 10 reintroducing background blur

May 14th, 2018, 8:06 am
Ragingwasabi
   [81 posts]

if i understand this right, windows 10 will bring back transparent background in a future update.
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperi ... ild-17666/

hmmm perhaps this means we can finally have transparent background and blurring in our skins again?
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Re: win 10 reintroducing background blur

May 14th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Brian
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Nothing in that article suggests that custom background blurring (like Windows 7 had) is "coming back" anytime soon. I think you are noticing the "Acrylic" design Windows has introduced in the last few versions of Windows 10. I am not certain these are available for all versions of Windows 10.

While these look similar, they are vastly different internally and not easily accessed like the old DWM compositing functions from Windows 7.

While still in its infancy, we will look into what can be done from a win32 app, and how much control over it we have. More than likely, if we do add something like this in the future, we will probably come up with new options that better suit the control of all the options that we have access to.

-Brian

Re: win 10 reintroducing background blur

May 15th, 2018, 12:48 am
Ragingwasabi
   [81 posts]

oh i see. well ill have my fingers crossed

Re: win 10 reintroducing background blur

May 24th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Botelho
   [1 posts]

Well, this raised my hopes up for a second too. Cheers for the clarification, Brian. I just don't get why this can't be implemented if people want it. Come on, Microsoft...

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