You’ll also notice new visualization elements as you navigate and interact with an app, such as light to illuminate elements to make them more discoverable and improve interaction, and a new pulse of light effect as you click an element. These particular visual changes are actually known as Acrylic Material and Reveal Highlight. They’re part of the Microsoft Fluent Design System, a new design language that aims to move from the traditional flat design to a new language to make Windows 10 and app more immersive and engaging for users. However, if the new visual effects aren’t for you, just because you don’t like them, or you want to extend the battery life on your laptop or tablet, it’s possible to disable them using the Settings app. In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to disable Acrylic Material and Reveal Highlight parts of Fluent Design on the Windows 10 Fall Creators update.

How to disable Acrylic Material and Reveal Highlight

Once you completed the steps, Acrylic Material or Reveal Highlight will no longer appear on Windows 10 or in apps like Groove Music, Maps, Calculator, and others. Disable transparency effects using Settings It should be noted that the new design system has many parts, some of which can’t be disabled just because they’re abstract (guidelines for developers), or they can’t be turned off because they’re new part of Windows 10 or app, such as conscious scrollbar, connected animations, and perceptive parallax. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.