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[OT] Windows 10 - identifying the active window   [OT]

By: Doug Borg     Newton, MA, USA  
Date: Oct 18,2015 at 20:48
In Response to: [OT] Windows 10 - identifying the active window (Peter Shute)

> > We are house sitting for friends in Denmark for a month starting
> > today - on south coast of Western Australia, not the country
> > unfortunately, though the house is right on the edge of the Wilson
> Inlet
> > so we look out through a gap in the forest across the water so it's
> > pretty fantastic. This means I don't have access to my main PC that
> has
> > the fast ring installed on it. As a result I can't tell you how to
> set
> > it up.
> >
> > No matter, I found it:
> >
> >
> http://www.techrepublic.com/article/wind...eturn-of-the-windows-insider-program/
>
> Again, both those articles seemed to concentrate only on getting
> coloured title bars, and didn't actually mention the difference between
> active and inactive.
>
> I just tried the built in "high contrast" themes, and they show clear
> differences between active and inactive title bars, but the other changes
> are too drastic for me. So it appears it's currently possible, they just
> need to set up a theme.
>
> I clicked on the link to "Get more themes online", and soon gave up.
> It appears most people are obsessed with pretty backgrounds, not tweaking
> of the standard theme.
>
> I'll see how this update goes in November, and in the meantime I'll
> see if I can get used to the default theme. It might be a case of just
> getting used to something new, although I doubt it'll ever be as easy to
> spot the active window with this one as it was in XP.


What about border control of the active window, specifically thickness and color? Is it possible to change that like it was possible in WinXP? I'm guessing not, because Office apps beginning with Office 2010 don't allow it, but most other standard apps allow it if one changes the system theme to WinXP classic, like I have done on my Win7 laptop. All of my windows have a thick red border when they have the focus.

What does Win10 allow?

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