Is it possible to change the height of title bars in Windows 11?


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Is it possible to change the height of title bars in Windows 11?

Compared to Windows 7, from which I upgraded, the title bars in Windows 11 are huge. So much valuable real estate is wasted, in my opinion.

Is there any way to change this without the use of ExplorerPatcher or Stardock's WindowsBlinds 11?

Or does anyone have experience changing the registry key BorderWidth in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics?

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    Lenovo ThinkStation P3
Is it possible to change the height of title bars in Windows 11?

Compared to Windows 7, from which I upgraded, the title bars in Windows 11 are huge. So much valuable real estate is wasted, in my opinion.

Is there any way to change this without the use of ExplorerPatcher or Stardock's WindowsBlinds 11?

Or does anyone have experience changing the registry key BorderWidth in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics?

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I think the reason notepad's title bar looks so big is because that's an older version of it. The current version of notepad looks something like this:

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    8.00 GB
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I'm running Version 23H2, OS build 22631.3447.
  • How do I get the latest version of Notepad?
  • Alternatively, is there a way to revert to an older version of Notepad -- one without tabs?
 

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    Windows 11 23H2 22631.3527
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    Lenovo ThinkStation P3
I'm running Version 23H2, OS build 22631.3447.
  • How do I get the latest version of Notepad?
  • Alternatively, is there a way to revert to an older version of Notepad -- one without tabs?
This might help you:

 

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    HP Pavilion Laptop 15-cw1xxx
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Memory
    8.00 GB
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    AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    Generic PnP Monitor
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    LITEON CV8-8E128-HP (SSD)
    WDC WD10SPZX-60Z10T0 (Hard Drive)
    PSU
    Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
    Case
    Proprietary HP Pavilion Laptop 15 shell
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    Active Fan Cooling
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    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
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    ELAN Clickpad
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    35.50 Mbps download 23.44 Mbps upload
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    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    Hewlett-Packard (p6803w)
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    AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220
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    AMD Socket AM3
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    16.00 GB
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    ATI Radeon HD 4200
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    ST3750528AS
    Case
    Proprietary Hp Pavilion p6000 Series
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Lenovo
    Keyboard
    HP SK-2085
    Internet Speed
    90.8 Mbps download 23.4 Mbps upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
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    32 gb
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    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
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    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Logitech wireless
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    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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    500w
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    MT
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
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    still not telling
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    Defender+MWB Premium

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    16GB DDR5
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    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
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    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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    3840×2160
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    512GB SSD internal
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    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
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    Logitech K800
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    Logitech G402
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    Medion S15450
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    i5 1135G7
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    16GB DDR4
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
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    2TB SSD internal
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    Li-ion
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    Logitech G402
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    Logitech K800
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    Browser
    FF
Is it possible to change the height of title bars in Windows 11?

Compared to Windows 7, from which I upgraded, the title bars in Windows 11 are huge. So much valuable real estate is wasted, in my opinion.

Is there any way to change this without the use of ExplorerPatcher or Stardock's WindowsBlinds 11?

Or does anyone have experience changing the registry key BorderWidth in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics?

View attachment 94141
You may want to try Winareo Tweaker at: Winaero Tweaker SnapShot_240422_182420.jpg
 

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    HP 89E9
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    12.0 GB (11.7 GB usable)
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StartAllBack or ExplorerPatcher will do it. StartAllBack has adjustable Taskbar Height with just a simple click & drag.
 

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    Windows 11 Home
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    PC/Desktop
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    DELL XPS 8960
    CPU
    i7-13700k
    Motherboard
    GENUINE DELL XPS 8960 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD INTEL SOCKET LGA1700 XD433
    Memory
    (2 x 16 GB) 32 GB
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    NVIDIA FOUNDERS EDITION GEFORCE RTX 4060-Ti
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    ON BOARD 7.1 CHANNEL AUDIO
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    DELL 27 MONITOR - P2722H
    Screen Resolution
    FULL HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD (boot) + 1 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA, HDD (storage)
    PSU
    750W
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    DELL
    Cooling
    DELL PERFORMANCE CPU LIQUID COOLING
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    AZIO
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    LOGITECH M650
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    INTERNET SPEED 100 MBPS
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    NORTON 360
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StartAllBack or ExplorerPatcher will do it. StartAllBack has adjustable Taskbar Height with just a simple click & drag.
You are confusing the taskbar with window title bars.
 

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  • OS
    11 Home
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL XPS 8960
    CPU
    i7-13700k
    Motherboard
    GENUINE DELL XPS 8960 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD INTEL SOCKET LGA1700 XD433
    Memory
    (2 x 16 GB) 32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA FOUNDERS EDITION GEFORCE RTX 4060-Ti
    Sound Card
    ON BOARD 7.1 CHANNEL AUDIO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL 27 MONITOR - P2722H
    Screen Resolution
    FULL HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD (boot) + 1 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA, HDD (storage)
    PSU
    750W
    Case
    DELL
    Cooling
    DELL PERFORMANCE CPU LIQUID COOLING
    Keyboard
    AZIO
    Mouse
    LOGITECH M650
    Internet Speed
    INTERNET SPEED 100 MBPS
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE AND GOOGLE CHROME
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360
    Other Info
    ALTEC LANSING SPEAKERS
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