How to Change Border Color in Windows 11

Don’t like the default window border color? Here are the simple steps to quickly and easily change the border color in Windows 11.

One of the newest additions in Windows 10 and 11 is the ability to add border color to active windows. As you can guess, a border makes it easy to differentiate an active window from other windows. Without the border color, it becomes hard to distinguish between multiple windows. This is especially true when windows are stacked on top or using a dark theme.

By default, Windows 11 uses whatever accent color you choose as the border color. If you don’t like the current border color, you can change the border color with just a couple of clicks.

In this quick and easy Windows how-to guide, I will show you how to change the border color in Windows 11. It is pretty simple, and the Setting app provides the option you need.

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Change border color in Windows

To change the border color, you have to use the Settings app. Specifically, we must change the accent color to change the border color in Windows 11. It is that simple. Let me show you the exact steps with screenshots.

  1. Open Settings in Windows 11.
  2. Go to the “Personalization” page.
  3. Click the “Colors” option.
  4. Choose an accent color from the “Accent Color” section.
  5. With that, the border color is changed instantly.
  6. Settings are saved automatically.
  7. You can safely close the Settings app.

Steps with more details:

Open the Windows 11 Settings app. You can use the “Windows key + I” keyboard shortcut or search for it in the “Start menu.” Of course, there are other ways too. Like clicking the “Settings” icon in the Quick Settings panel (Win + A).

After opening the Settings app, click “Personalization” on the sidebar to go to that page. This is where you will find most of the Windows 11 visual personalization options. Here, click the “Colors” option.

open colors page in Windows 11 settings

Now, scroll down and expand the “Accent Color” section. Next, choose the accent color of your choice. If you don’t like predefined colors, click the “View Colors” button next to “Custom Colors” and select the color of your choice.

change window border color in Windows 11

Windows applies the border color as soon as you select it.

new border color in Windows 11

All the changes in the Settings app are saved automatically. You can safely close the Settings app.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use a custom color as the border color?

Yes, you can use a custom color to set the border color. Go to the “Personalization > Colors” page and click the “View Colors” button. Select the color of your choice and press the “Done” button. With that, you set a custom border color in Windows 11.

2. I don’t see the border around the windows.

If you do not see the border color, it is possible that you did not turn on the border color option. You can turn on border color from the “Settings > Personalization > Colors” page. Here are the detailed instructions – How to turn on border color in Windows 11.

3. I cannot change the border color in Windows 11

First, make sure the window border color option is turned on. If not, turn it on. It is possible that the explorer process is stuck and not applying changes. So, reboot the computer after changing the border color. After restart, the border color should change.

That is all. It is that simple to change border color in Windows 11.

I hope this simple Windows how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, send an email, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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