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How to Enable the Mica Effect in Chrome and Edge

How to Enable the Mica Effect in Chrome and Edge

In this article, we’ll explain how to enable the Mica effect in Chrome and Edge. Do you want to make your browser more visually appealing? If so, why not apply the Windows 11 Mica effect to your browser?

But what is Windows 11 Mica effect, and how to enable it in Chrome and Edge? Let’s find out in the detailed guide.

Enable the Mica Effect in Edge and Chrome

It’s very easy to activate Windows 11 Mica effect on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Below is a step-by-step instruction on how to do that on both browsers:

Enable the Mica Effect in Chrome

To install the Mica effect on Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Google Chrome, paste the following text in the address bar, and press Enter.
    chrome://flags/#windows11-mica-titlebar
  2. Click the drop-down icon next to Windows 11 Mica titlebar and choose the Enabled option.
    Enabled option in Chrome
  3. Click the Relaunch button to apply the changes.
    Click the Relaunch option to Enable the Mica Effect

To disable the Mica effect in Chrome, simply choose Disabled from the Windows 11 Mica titlebar drop-down menu and then click the Relaunch button to apply the changes.

Disabled option to disable the Mica Effect

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Enable the Mica Effect in Edge

If you want to enable the Mica effect in Microsoft Edge, follow the below instructions:

  1. Open Edge, click the three dots at the top right corner and choose Settings.
  2. Choose System and performance from the left sidebar and disable the toggle next to Startup boost. Then, close the browser.
    Disabling Startup boost to Enable the Mica Effect
  3. Right-click on the Edge shortcut and choose Properties.
  4. On the Shortcut tab, paste the following command next to msedge.exe in the Target field.
    --enable-features=msVisualRejuvMica

    Shortcut tab of Edge

  5. Click Apply > OK to save the changes.
  6. Now, launch Edge and go to Settings > Appearance.
  7. Enable the toggle next to Show Windows 11 visual effects in the title bar and toolbar (Preview).
    Enabling the Show Windows 11 visual effects in the title bar and toolbar (Preview) option to Enable the Mica Effect
  8. Click the Restart button.

After restart, you will see the Mica effect in Edge’s title bar.

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What is Windows 11 mica effect?

First introduced in Windows 11, the Mica effect adds a frosted glass-like transparency effect to certain UI elements, such as the Start Menu, Taskbar, File Explorer and the Settings app. This effect is available for UWP apps running on WinUI 2 and third-party programs using Windows App SDK 1.1 or later. You must also have Windows 11 version 22000 or later to use this effect.

What is the mica effect in Chrome?

The Mica effect is a new opaque design in Google Chrome that fuses with your desktop theme and wallpaper. Google Chrome must be on the 115 or later to use this theme. You can quickly activate the Mica effect in Chrome by accessing the Chrome flags menu.

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