August 19, 2012

Windows 8 and the lost configuration options

Filed under: Windows 8 — Tags: — Ian @ 7:28 pm

Windows 8, or Mountain Lion as I’m starting to think of it, seems to have lost some config options.

I noticed when I went to move windows around with the mouse that I’d end up grabbing the top edge and resizing it. It turns out it wasn’t my mouse skills at fault, there’s a bloody great border around the window now. In the olden days of Windows 7 and XP you could change these settings, but now you need to go to the registry.


In case you want to:

Run regedit,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/WindowsMetrics

PaddedBorderWidth change from default to 0 (My default was -60)


I’ve now regained some of the wasted space and no longer accidentally resize the window when I go to move it.



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