Windows 10 Tutorials 77 – Enable Aero Glass Transparency With Blur

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

In this tutorial you will learn how to enable Aero Glass Transparency with Blur in Windows 10.

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Enable Aero Glass Transparency With Blur

Microsoft did not include Aero Glass transparency feature in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and users had to use third party applications to enjoy Aero Glass transparency.

Microsoft has been listening to its user and with build 10074 the Aero glass transparency effect has been added to Taskbar and Start Menu.

This effect may not be turned on by default in your copy of Technical Preview. In that scenario, just follow these simple steps to tweak your Windows Registry setting and enable Aero Glass transparency with blur effect in Windows 10:

  1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R key combination, type in regedit and press Enter.
  2. If prompted by UAC, press Yes to continue.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize
  4. In right-side pane, look for a EnableBlurBehind and EnableTransparency.
  5. Set the value to 1 for both these setting and close Registry Editor.
  6. Restart your computer.

Enable Aero Glass Transparency With Blur

Note: To disable the effect blur effect, simply set EnableBlurBehind value to 0.

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5 thoughts on “Windows 10 Tutorials 77 – Enable Aero Glass Transparency With Blur”

  1. Thanks for mentioning this! I’m looking forward to see how this will look :).
    Not a very techie person but this looks easy to do even for me.

  2. In build 10074 I am finding that the degree of transparency in the start menu is so small that it is useless. Is there any way to make it more transparent?

  3. EnableBlurBehind isnt there for me, the ones that are there are “(Standard)”, “ColorPrevalence” and “EnableTransparancy”

    • I think Microsoft could’ve changed it in some update. Also my EnableTransparency is already enabled for some reason, but I don’t see it.


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