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How To Create Thin Borders In Windows 8

With the release of Windows 8. Some may find the window borders to be a little bulky for desktop users. The main reason behind this is to create large enough room for touch users to have something to grab (touch) on. We can reduce the width of these borders by simply changing a few registry keys. To apply these registry settings, just copy the code below into notepad and save it as a ".reg" file. After saved double click and run the .reg file, it will ask you if you would like to import the settings into the registry. Click yes and that's it, you can now log off and log back in for the changes to take effect.



Thin Borders
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"BorderWidth"="0"
"PaddedBorderWidth"="0"

Default Borders
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"BorderWidth"="-15"
"PaddedBorderWidth"="-60"

Comments (4)

Very useful Thank you !!
Very cool, do like.
I actually edited the theme itself, but good that a registry entry exists too!
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