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I'm making a change in the software which should be unnoticeable to users. What would be a single word that describes it best? I'm looking for an adjective that fits into sentence such as 'This change will be _____ to the end user.'

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    Your title has it. Transparent is the word. – Kris Jul 30 '18 at 10:52
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    How does subtle sound? – Riley Scott Jacob Jul 30 '18 at 10:58
  • In software, small often unnoticeable changes are referred to as "tweaks". – Patrick Jul 30 '18 at 11:09
  • @Patrick tweaks may be small but not necessarily unnoticeable. – Kris Jul 30 '18 at 11:27
  • @Kris that's why I said "often unnoticeable". While it's not the exact word she described I feel that it's a good fit for the context of software changes. – Patrick Jul 30 '18 at 11:31
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In software and hardware engineering the term would be "transparent".

For example:

Some devops heavyweights release software updates thousands of times per day — often so transparently that their users are not even aware.

From: Devops: Farewell to major software releases and welcome to transparent software

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    While transparent is the term that the engineers would use for this concept when communicating with each other, it should be noted that the general public would likely understand the term to mean precisely the opposite: that the inner workings of whatever is talked about are fully visible. The software engineers’ use of the term takes the inner workings themselves to be, metaphorically speaking, transparent, and thus invisible; in other contexts the implied metaphor is that of box, or an envelope that is transparent, so that what is inside it is visible. – jsw29 Aug 1 '18 at 21:04
  • @jsw29 Excellent point. I had assumed (perhaps wrongly) that the mention of "the end user" in the question meant it was not aimed end users. But if it is, then there may be better choices. – user184130 Aug 1 '18 at 21:28
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Transparent things can be noticeable. A sheet of glass is transparent/translucent, but may be very noticeable. More transparency leads to less noticeability (thus the answer above talking about 'so transparent' (transparent would not need a quantifier if it was absolute).

Things that cannot be seen are invisible.

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