1.    12 Mar 2016 #1
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    Removing sharp corners


    Has anybody come up with a way to get back to rounded corners on windows (ā la Windows 7 and earlier) in Windows 10? They may be appropriate for tiling on a phone's display, but I think the square corners look really unattractive on a large monitor. An is there any way to officially pass this complaint on to Microsoft? I'm sure it will be buried among all the other Windows 10 complaints, but I'd like to give it.
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  2.    12 Mar 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe0001 View Post
    Has anybody come up with a way to get back to rounded corners on windows (ā la Windows 7 and earlier) in Windows 10? They may be appropriate for tiling on a phone's display, but I think the square corners look really unattractive on a large monitor. An is there any way to officially pass this complaint on to Microsoft? I'm sure it will be buried among all the other Windows 10 complaints, but I'd like to give it.
    Probably would work with a decent 3rd party W7 theme but. you'd have to patch your system.

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  3.    12 Mar 2016 #3
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    And let us please know what they say.
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  4.    13 Mar 2016 #4
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    Note that WindowBlinds has (still) not been released for win 10, which probably says sthg.

    The creator of Aeroglass made a comment that because of underlying changes MS had made in the rendering of Window frames rounded corners would be unlikely to reappear for technical reasons. So whilst Aeroglass works in Win 10 to restore some transparency in borders and optionally very thin borders for in-focus universal apps, everything is still rectangular.

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  5.    13 Mar 2016 #5
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    I went to Feedback and looked at what had been posted. I searched for things like "corners", "sharp", "rounded", "square". There were already at least 4 for this topic - probably more if I could think of other search terms. Several were marked "We got this feedback and we're using it to improve your experience". I "upvoted" all I could find. No sense my adding another entry.
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  6.    13 Mar 2016 #6
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    Third party themes still have to customize the W10 frame, not great seeing the 'thingy's' in the corners!

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  7.    13 Mar 2016 #7
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    I'm a complete neophyte when it comes to themes. (The only thing I've done is set a solid blue background for my desktop ... and I don't know how I did it. Luckily, it stayed when I upgraded to Win 10.) Is that example you showed a commercially available third party theme? If so, what one? It looks pretty good, but probably will not look as good when windows overlap. The rounded corners would show, of course, but the underlying window would be masked by the sharp corner. Still, I suspect it would look better than Microsoft gives us.
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