Information continues to trickle out of the recently leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 build. A report by WinBeta shows a variation of the popular Aero Glass theme can be enabled in the build:
It also appears Microsoft may be working on a return of the highly popular Aero Glass theme. From what can be enabled in the recent Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak, looks like a variation of the Glass theme can be enabled. In this build, it’s extremely buggy and doesn’t work as intended to. Dragging windows with Glass enabled lags and leaves many UI errors. So this is definitely a work in progress.
The primary reason cited for the removal of Aero Glass was the impact on battery life. Do you want Aero Glass to come back?
Update, Tom Warren reminds us:
Sigh. Aero Glass in Windows 8.1 Update 1 is not news. HideBlur is always there in beta and milestone builds. Was same in win8 and 8.1.