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Border Width of Windows - Change in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    I don't mind the value of 0 width of the border, it is actually perfect. I just wish I could make it black. They would effectively disappear and give some padding between apps that are edged against each other.

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  2. #11


    Indore
    Posts : 22
    w7-32 bit, w8-32 bit, w10-64 bit


    Can't express how much thankful I am to you for this tip.

    ever since I installed 8, I cursed ms for having wasted my precious bandwidth by having such wider borders.

    At that time I had searched the net for the solution, but couldn't find any, so I gave up and never thought again.

    Today, I again needed to open 3-4 MS word windows on one screen, and felt the need again. So I searched and landed up on your this thread. Tried it and voila, it is done.

    Lots of thanks.

    I still feel that MS should make it even thinner and should provide easier way to change it. but they don't listen to us.
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm glad it could help vsrawat.

    You're going to love Windows 10 then. The borders of windows are very thin by default.
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  4. #13



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Brink,
    I've been using this hack a couple of weeks now(set to 0) and I love it. It gives a 1-2mm border that highlights the window. It looks really good on WMP:Name:  Capture.PNG
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    I've also set it up on my Windows 7 disk and with glass it's just fantastic because glass just lightens the thin borders color when the window isn't the one in focus. Thanks for the telling us about the hack
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Cliff. Thank you for posting your results.
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  6. #15



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome Cliff. Thank you for posting your results.
    Popped my Windows 7 drive back in my laptop today to keep it updated... and thought I also share how minimal boarders(set to 0) looks with clear glass: Click image for larger version
    Personally I feel it looks better than Windows 8's solid colors and a lot better than 10TP's lack of boarders(taste...go figure)
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It does look good.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for this tip. My borders now look a bit nicer after their diet.

    BTW, can anyone inform me what the difference is between BorderWidth and PaddedBorderWidth? I notice quite a few of these tutorials on the Internet mentioning that one should also set BorderWidth to zero as well. Some people comment that changing BorderWidth doesn't change anything (I've tested myself, and can't seem to find any difference once you've set PaddedBorderWidth to zero). I've decided to leave BorderWidth to its default of -15, but I'm still curious as to what exactly this setting does.
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