Microsoft has dropped Aero glass transparency, start button and start menu features from Windows 8 operating system. Even though according Microsoft, the recently released Windows 8.1 update is largely based on consumer feedback, it has only restored the Start button and users who would like to get other features have no option but to use third-party tools.
While there are over a dozen software out there to disable the Start screen along with all modern features and enable Windows 7-style Start menu, there are only two software available to enable Aero glass feature in Windows 8.
Big Muscle, the developer behind Aero Glass for Windows 8, has just released the first public version of Aero Glass for Windows 8.1 and is now available for download.
For those who have upgraded from Vista or Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 by skipping Windows 8, Aero Glass for Windows 8.1 enables the missing Aero glass transparency in the newest version of Windows. This free software not only enables Aero glass but also adds rounded corners to windows and glow effect.