How To Make Windows 10 Borders Thinner

With each major update of any software product, there are bound to be some divisive choices. These choices are often related to design, as UI is something that almost everyone feels obliged to comment upon. Windows 10 is no different, and comes with a lot of UI elements that aren’t widely appreciated by the Microsoft faithful. A few days back we covered the method to colorize theĀ app title bars in Windows 10. A similar complaint from many users is regarding the Windows 10 borders. For any opened window, you are sure to notice that the translucent borders are quit thick, which becomes a bit tiresome for a few users after some time. Luckily, it is possible to restore things to their natural order and thin down the borders, making them the way they were back in Windows 7.

Much like the title bar colorization tweak, the Windows 10 borders can be thinned down by running a very simple executable on your machine. The downloaded .EXE file works based on a shell command, and once you are through with it, the borders should be back to normal with ease.

Normal windows 10 borders

Tweak Installation To Thin Down Windows 10 Borders

  1. The EXE that makes changes to Windows 10 borders in named Glow Tweaks. The application does some other minor UI changes as well, but the most noticeable one deals with borders. Download the file from the link provided at the end of this post.
  2. Run the portable EXE file. In our experience, the file does not require administrator rights to be executed. Simply click it and you are good to go.
  3. From the app’s small menu (including only 2 buttons), choose the ‘Enable Glow UI tweaks’ option. You should see the borders of all opened windows get thin immediately. You can always disable the tweak at a later time if you want to revert to factory settings.

Thin windows 10 borders

The changes caused by the Glow file might not mean too much to some, but if you pay attention to even minor details, the tweak is worth a shot. The application is available for free, and works with Windows 8 as well as Windows 10.

Install Glow Tweaks EXE [Free]