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Windows

These settings affect the look and feel of windows.


Windows, background of multiple document interface (MDI) windows

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced choose “Application Background” from the “Item” list


Windows, background of non-MDI windows

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced choose “Window” from the “Item” list


Windows, cascade all open application windows

Right-click on Taskbar Cascade Windows


Windows, closing crashed applications

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Applications tab


Windows, closing hidden applications

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Processes tab


Windows, color of borders

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced choose “3D Objects” from the “Item” list

(You can also use “Active Window Border” and “Inactive Window Border,” but it will only affect a tiny stripe.)


Windows, minimize all open application windows

Windows Logo Key + D


Windows, show outline or full window when dragging

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Show window contents while dragging


Windows, tile all open application windows

Right-click on Taskbar Tile Windows Horizontally or Tile Windows Vertically


Windows, titlebar font, color, and size

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced choose “Active Title Bar” or “Inactive Title Bar” from the “Item” list


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