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Customize Windows 8: Change the border width of a window via PaddedBorderWidth

Padded Border Width_preview_ll One of the first things you may want to do after installing Windows 8 is to customize it. Changing the border width of a single window is one of the things you should o

1. StepOpen Registry Editor using Run and typing Regedit. If prompted by the UAC, then authorize it to open the editor.

Regedit

2. StepNavigate to the following registry location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

Now click on the PaddedBorderWidth key so that you can modify it. Enter the value anywhere in between -1 and -1500. Closer to -1500 would give you a larger border and closer to -1 would give you a narrow border.

Padded Border Width

Know of any other cool Windows 8 customization tips? Let us know in the comments!

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Published: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 Last Modified: December 26, 2012

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