Tag Archives: Windows 10 advanced appearance

Show or Hide Window Contents While Dragging in Windows 10

Show or Hide Window Contents While Dragging in Windows 10

You can configure the Windows 10 operating system to show an outline border of a window you are dragging instead of the contents of the window. This change improves the OS performance a bit, as the OS shouldn't redraw the full window image. Here are two methods you can use to change the dragging behavior.

Disable Drop Shadows for Desktop Icon Labels in Windows 10

Disable Drop Shadows for Desktop Icon Labels in Windows 10

Your Desktop is a special folder which shows your background wallpaper that you have chosen and your files, folders, documents, shortcuts and all such items you have stored. It appears every time you sign in to Windows. Today, we will learn how to enable or disable drop shadows for Desktop icon labels in Windows 10. We will review two methods, including the GUI, and a Registry tweak.

Disable Translucent Selection Rectangle in Windows 10

Disable Translucent Selection Rectangle in Windows 10

The translucent selection rectangle represents the selection when you left-click and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer over items in File Explorer or on the Desktop to select them. It has a border of a solid color, and filled by a translucent version of the same color.

Change Translucent Selection Rectangle Color in Windows 10

Change Translucent Selection Rectangle Color in Windows 10

The translucent selection rectangle represents the selection when you left-click and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer over items in File Explorer or on the Desktop to select them. It has a border of a solid color, and filled by a translucent version of the same color. Here is how to change it.

How to reduce title bar height and size of window buttons in Windows 10

How to reduce title bar height and size of window buttons in Windows 10

Many users are not happy with the default appearance of window title bars in Windows 10. It is too tall and the window caption buttons (minimize, maximize, close) are quite large. If you want to reduce the title bar height and make window buttons smaller in Windows 10, here is how you can do it.