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Adjust Window Border Padding

Posted August 2012 by Steve Sinchak

Is the Window border too fat for you? Would you like to put Windows on a diet? Loose up to 90% of your window weight with the new diet.  Better than the old diet, this new program will allow you to slim the window borders using a quick registry hack.

Open up Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel, Desktop and WindowMetrics.

Right click on PaddedBorderWidth and select Modify.

Enter a value of any negative number up to 0.  A value of 0 will produce no padding while a value of -300 will produce a very fat border. The default value is -60.

Click OK and reboot your PC.

Bonus Tip: If you have a Windows 8 tablet increasing the border padding will actually make using the desktop interface easier.

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