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Borders - Changing Width to suite your needs

How to Change the Width of Window Borders
Published by swarfega
01 Apr 2009
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How to Change the Width of Window Borders

information   Information
Do you find the default with of the window borders too thin or too wide? This tutorial will show you how to change it to suite your taste.

Here's How:
1) Open control panel and click on Appearance and Personalization[

2) Click on Personalization and then Window Color at the bottom
Borders - Changing Width to suite your needs-tut1.jpg
3) In the Window Color screen, click on Advanced appearance settings
Borders - Changing Width to suite your needs-tut2.jpg
4) A dialog box will appear where you can change various aspects of the desktop appearance. In the item box, scroll down to Border Padding, and change the Size value to whatever you fancy then press ok.
NOTE: The default size is 4. The smaller the number, the thinner the border. The larger the number, the wider the border.
Borders - Changing Width to suite your needs-tut3.jpg

Note   Note
This tutorial can also apply to Vista.

Have fun playing with this feature!

28 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate built 7100

I love this Feature too
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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64

this works only if you have basic theme or accessibility themes. It says so right on the window.
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08 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

no, it works on aero as well.
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08 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64

yes, it does! thanks!

I wonder why the text on the top then saying settings in this dialog work only with ....
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04 Nov 2009   #5

Windows7 RTM 7600 x64

...I was searching for this everywhere, but I couldn't find!!
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17 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
Thanks for the post

I could not see the beginning part of my online trading activity $ amounts until I saw this.
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08 Jan 2013   #7

Win7 64bit

Yes, but 1 is still like 10pix wide?!?! That is nuts!
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17 Jan 2013   #8

Win7 x32, Win8 x32

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05 Mar 2015   #9

Windows 10 x64

thanks dude!!! ;-)
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