Microsoft brings Fluent Design System's acrylic material to the Windows Store in Windows 10


When Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is released later in the year, it will be the first glimpse many users get of Microsoft's new Fluent Design System. But Windows Insiders can already enjoy the new look, and an update to the Windows Store sees the app getting an acrylic makeover.

Formally known as Project NEON (when we were still talking about Redstone 3 builds), the Fluent Design System sees Microsoft bringing elements of Glass and Aero back to life. The acrylic material, specifically, refers to the blurring of backgrounds, and if you're an Insider on the Fast Ring, you can grab an update to check it out for yourself.

The update is not a new build of Windows 10, just an update to the Windows Store to bring the new look. Before you get too excited, don’t expect anything too major -- at least at this stage. Slapping Acrylic onto the Windows Store does pretty things up a little, but it's certainly nothing earth-shattering. Subtlety seems to be the name of the game at the moment.

To grab the update -- assuming you are on the Fast Ring -- fire up the Windows Store app, click your profile picture, select Downloads and updates, and click the Check for updates button.

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