Microsoft is working on introducing a new option using which you will be able to show visual (Mica) effects of Windows 11 in the Title bar and Toolbar of the Edge browser.
The feature when enabled will add a mica effect to the background of the title bar and toolbar when the browser theme is set to Default. The overall effect of this functionality depends on what settings you have made in Windows 11 personalization settings.
Windows 11 Visual Effects feature is under development and the company is testing it with limited users running the latest Edge canary build. I spotted this feature in build 102.0.1236.0.
How to Show Windows 11 Mica Effect in Title bar & Toolbar of Microsoft Edge
In case, you’re a fan of the Windows 11 Mica effect and want to show it on the Edge Title bar and Toolbar, then here’s how you can do that:
The feature is available behind the flags, so you need to enable it manually. Here’s how you can do that:
In the Edge address bar, you need to copy-paste this:
edge://flags/#edge-visual-rejuv-show-settings and hit enter.
This will highlight the “Show experimental appearance settings” flag, and using drop-down change settings from Default to Enabled.
At last, click on the Restart button to apply the change.
Launch Microsoft Edge browser and then click Ellipse (…) icon and select Settings.
Switch to the Appearance tab and then on the right side, under Customize toolbar you will find the new option “Windows 11 visual effects in the title bar and toolbar (Preview)” and move its slider to the ON position.
To apply the changes, you need to click on the Restart button.
After that, depending on the Windows settings you have made, the visual effects will be applied to Edge Titlebar and Toolbar. In my test, the effect is applied to the Title bar and not to the Toolbar.
Here’s how it looks like:
You need to make sure a few things:
- The edge browser theme should be set to default. You can set it by going to Settings > Appearance.
- The visual effect will be applied depending on personalization settings in Windows 11. You can check it here: Settings > Personalization > Color
Microsoft has also mentioned that the feature is under development so you may experience performance issues.
What are your thoughts about the company introduced options to apply Windows 11 Visual (Mica) effects to the Edge Title bar and Toolbar? Let me know your opinion in the comments.
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