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    Border Width of Windows - Change in Windows 8

    Border Width of Windows - Change in Windows 8
    How to Change Window Border Width in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    18 Aug 2012
    Default Border Width of Windows - Change in Windows 8

    How to Change Window Border Width in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to change the border width of windows to what you like in your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


    EXAMPLE: Window Border Width Set Wider or Thinner
    NOTE:
    This is with the setting of 0 (zero) and -1500 in the steps below.

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    Here's How:

    1. Press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap OK.

    2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

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    4. In the right pane of WindowMetrics, double click/tap on PaddedBorderWidth to be able to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    5. Type in a data value of 0 (zero) or between -1 to -1500, and click/tap OK. (see screenshot below)

    Note   Note
    The default value is -60. A higher value (ex: -1500) will give you wider window borders, and lower value (ex: 0 or -1) will give you thinner window borders.

    Each -17 is equal to 1 pixel in width.



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    6. Close regedit.

    7. Sign out and sign in with your user account to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Very nice tutorial!


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    Thank you sir.
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    Another good one Shawn

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    Glad you like it Bill.
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    Nice as always! Thanks!
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    Pretty awesome! I will use this. Do you know what value I would have to set for there to be no borders at all, like OS X?
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    Hello eXcite,

    It appears that 0 is the thinnest width available. Using 1+ or -1+ only makes it wider.
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    Oh well, thanks anyway!
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    You're welcome. Maybe in the future, a way may be found.
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