Microsoft has announced last month that they will be bringing a visual overhaul named Fluent Design to Windows 10, and the latest build now brings a new improvement to its users. This is a part of the Windows Insider program and the new design is a part of this effort.
This is called Reveal Highlight and the effect shows up during hovering in the menu options in the Windows 10 universal apps, and a GIF published by Microsoft shows that in combination with acrylic, the end result is shows a significant improvement.
“The new Reveal Highlight behavior is an interaction visualization that helps guide users. Reveal is now enabled by default on ListView and other XAML collection controls in experiences that target the Fall Creators Update,” Microsoft stated.
An important part to know here is that Windows 10 Build 16226 only enables Reveal by default. The Redmond giant has stated that the GIF is from the UWP Style Guide to showcase a mix of Acrylic and Reveal.
Acrylic material is a major part of this visual refresh. Microsoft has already updated the majority of its Windows 10 apps with this effect in the sidebar or in other parts of the UI.
Lastly, mobile devices are also slated to get the Fluent Design, though at this point improvements are being released to smartphones at a much slower pace....