The Microsoft Store on Windows 10 PC for Windows Insiders picks up more Acrylic Fluent Design in the latest Insiders update. While the Fluent Design System is definitely the next big thing for Microsoft, the company is trying its best to incorporate this new design system to core areas of Windows 10.

The Microsoft design changes can be seen via version 11710.1001.13.0 update on both a Fast Ring and Release Preview Ring PC. So, What’s New?

Acrylic Fluent Design
Acrylic Fluent Design

In the new version, one can see visible acrylic effect on the app pages, especially where the title and developer details are written. This change allows for the user to see through to the background image on the app page, or an app video if supported.

Following are the other changes that users can see.

  • A new option to switch off video auto play has been added in the settings
  • Users can see status message in the download and updates section. The message shows when you’ve updated all your apps and no updates are pending
  • Review stars have been moved from under the developer name to next to the developer name

For the time being, all of the above changes are being made available to Windows Insiders only. Going forward, (may be sooner) one can expect these changes coming to the desktops of standard Windows users.

About Microsoft Fluent Design

The Fluent Design system is the forerunner of the Metro design language first launched for the Windows phones.It is a revamp of Microsoft Design Language 2 that includes guidelines for the designs and interactions used within software designed for all Windows 10 devices and platforms. The system is based on five key components: Light, Depth, Motion, Material, and Scale.

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