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customizing appearance and size of window elements

  1. #1

    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1

    customizing appearance and size of window elements


    My DPI is currently on 250% and I like it this way. The problem is that the elements of my windows seem too big now and take up too much space.
    If you open "My PC", the bar with "Name", "Type", "Available Space", etc is too thick. Is there no way to decrease the size of this bar and perhaps strip the entire layout like in good old XP? I don't need Groups/Categories twirl down menu, my current directory address/location, back&forth buttons, etc. I just need it simple and compact.

    Can you please recommend me few tips or tools on manual customization of windows layout?

    I tried googling but I only found out how to manually resize scroll bars Scrollbar - Change Width Size in Windows 8

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    I would ask the mod to move this to the Customization forum. That's the type of thing they do there.
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customizing appearance and size of window elements
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