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Windows 10 window border display and color settings

By default in Windows 10, the window frame is set to display only shadows and is not set to display the frame, so the title and border are not clear. Window frame display and color settings can be operated from “Personalization” and “Performance Options”. This page introduces how to display window borders and how to set colors and shadows.
How to set the width of the window frame is introduced on the following page.

Window border settings

Window frame display and color settings are operated from “Colors” in personal settings.
Click the Windows mark to open the window frame setting screen and
click “Settings”.
 In the Settings window that opens, click “Personalization”.
 Click “Color” on the left menu.

Show window borders

If you click on “Title bar and window borders ” in the “Display accent color in the following places” item
and put a check mark in it, the frame will be displayed immediately.

The display of the window frame is not only the frame, but also the title bar of the window with the title bar is colored.
The default color is “blue”. For details on changing the color, see “Setting the color of the window frame” in the next section.

If you put a checkmark in the “Start, taskbar, action center” above, you can change the color of the taskbar, etc.


Setting the color of window borders

Click the color you want to set in “Windows Colors”.
If you don’t have a favorite color, click “Custom color” and create a color.
* “Custom color” is displayed in versions prior to Ver.1903.
Hover over the color to see it in the right box color. Click Done when you are satisfied with the color.
Your choice of color will be reflected immediately.

Show/hide window border shadows

To show/hide shadows, open the Control Panel and set the “Performance Options” in System Properties. Since version 20H2, the way to open “System Properties” has changed, so we introduce two ways to open it, before 2004 and after 20H2.
Ver.20H2 or later
Click the “Windows” mark and move the mouse pointer to the place where the icon on the left is displayed to open the menu, then click “Settings”.
 Click “System” on the Windows Settings screen.
Click “Details” and then click “Advanced system settings” on the detailed information screen to open “System Properties”.
 Ver.2004 or earlier
Open “Control Panel”.
Click the “Windows” mark, scroll the displayed “Menu”, click “Windows System Tools” in the “W” to expand it, and click “Control Panel”.
 When Control Panel opens, click System and Security.
 When System and Security opens, click System.
 When the “System” window opens, click “Advanced system settings” to open “System Properties”.
 From here, it is a common operation for each version.
Click Settings in the Performance box in the System Properties screen to display the performance options.

“Show shadows under windows” in the visual effects box is the setting for window border shadows. Click to operate with or without a checkmark.

  • If you put a check mark, “Show shadow”
  • Remove the check mark to hide shadows

If you change the setting of the visual effect, it will be changed to “Custom” as shown in the figure.
If you click “OK” or “Apply”, it will be reflected immediately and the window frame shadow setting will be completed. Performance options include other settings such as animation of operations and visual effects.
If there is something you don’t need, removing the check mark and disabling it may make your computer easier to operate.

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