When it comes to customizing the Windows operating system, there are multiple options. Every user likes to customize the operating system in their own way. Microsoft knows this for sure and offers a lot of customization options in Windows 11.
With the default settings, Windows 11 displays the accent color on the edges of the windows. The color of the window border looks good when using a light theme. However, it doesn’t look good at all while using the dark theme or dark mode theme, IMHO. As you can see in the image below, you’ll be using red for the window borders in one of the dark themes on offer. Therefore, using a dark theme highlights the edges of the windows, which some users may like, others may not.
If you don’t like the default color for window borders, you can change the accent color to something you like. However, many users want to completely disable the color of the window border.
Fortunately, like everything else, you can configure the Windows 11 operating system not to show the window border color. Here’s how to do it.
Turn off window border color in Windows 11
IMPORTANT: Disabling the color on the window borders also disables the color on the title bars.
Step 1: Open the Settings app. If you don’t know how to open the Settings app, right-click the Start button on the taskbar and then click Settings. You can also use the Windows keyboard shortcut + I to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Click Personalization on the left pane. Now click on Colors on the left.
Step 3: You are now viewing the Settings > Personalization > Colors page. Here, scroll down the page and uncheck Show accent color in title bars and window borders. That is! The change must be immediately visible.
Remember that once you turn off the color for the window borders, it will be turned off for all themes. Therefore, you can’t just apply this change to a specific topic.
Our guide on how to make the Windows 11 taskbar black again may also interest you.