How to Turn On or Off Windows 11 Visual Effects in Microsoft Edge



This article details the process of enabling or disabling the Mica effect, a frosted glass-like visual, in the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 11. Starting with Edge version 122.0.2349.0, this effect is available and activated by default. Users can adjust this setting via the ‘Appearance’ section in the browser’s settings menu and need to restart…

This article explains how to enable or disable the Windows 11 visual effects in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 11. However, users can switch to their preferred or favorite browser anytime. Edge is based on Chromium, similar to Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers today.

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 122.0.2349.0, a new feature adds the Mica effect when using the default theme.

The Mica effect in Microsoft Edge is a visual effect that adds a frosted glass-like transparency to certain elements of the browser’s interface, such as the address bar and tabs. This effect is designed to create a more modern and sleek look for the browser, and it is enabled by default in Microsoft Edge version 122.0.2349.0.

This functionality depends on your device and Windows settings.

Enable or disable the Mica effect in Microsoft Edge

As mentioned above, users can enable or disable the new Mica effect in the Microsoft Edge browser.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) three dots () in the upper right-hand corner to access the Settings menu.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Appearance button.

microsoft edge settings appearance
Microsoft Edge settings appearance

On the right, under the Customize appearance, select the “Show Windows 11 visual effects in browser” tile. Then, toggle the button to the On position to enable the Mica effect.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Show Windows 11 visual effects in Microsoft Edge

Restart your browser for the changes to apply.

That should do it!


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