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Depleted_Uranium 12-01-2017 07:58 AM

How to get rid of window borders?
 
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So I've just recently (today, actually) started using PT12 on a windows platform and I was shocked about how ugly it looks compared to the Mac version. Is there a way to get rid of the oversized windows borders and empty spaces without buying any 3rd party tools?

gnjlee 12-01-2017 08:27 AM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
No not really a way to shrink those elements substantially within the UI while retaining usability/readability. You can try ObjectDesktop/Window Blinds or something like that but you do have to part with a few dollars for it. Microsoft is actively beautifying Windows, but it will probably be slow going.

A lot of the clunky-ness of Windows 10 is directly attributable to the disaster that was Windows 8. They designed Windows 8 to work primarily with touch screens which made the controls massive and a little silly for those of us who prefer the precision of the mouse.

albee1952 12-01-2017 11:48 AM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
That's the "Title bar" and AFAIK, there's no way to lose it:o

manichouse 12-01-2017 01:04 PM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
Winaero Tweaker is free and will allow you to set the old style window borders to a padding of 1, which looks much better in PT. There's also Skootch, which can eliminate borders and title bars entirely, and actually provides more usable screen real estate than on a Mac. Google it. Hopefully Avid will someday update PT's GUI on Windows and drop the dreadful XP era title bars and borders, as most modern applications have done. Good luck!

abc1mce2 12-01-2017 02:53 PM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
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Originally Posted by manichouse (Post 2462190)
Winaero Tweaker is free and will allow you to set the old style window borders to a padding of 1, which looks much better in PT. There's also Skootch, which can eliminate borders and title bars entirely, and actually provides more usable screen real estate than on a Mac. Google it. Hopefully Avid will someday update PT's GUI on Windows and drop the dreadful XP era title bars and borders, as most modern applications have done. Good luck!

The last version of Skootch I have is #3 (from 2012). Would you happen to know if this version works on Windows10 with PT12?

jlumbreras88 12-21-2017 10:07 PM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
I just switched from Mac to Windows this weekend and that was the first thing I thought as well. Ive been on Mac for 12 years and that was a little surprising. If you find a fix for the borders let us know!

gnjlee 01-20-2018 01:06 PM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gnjlee (Post 2462153)
.... You can try ObjectDesktop/Window Blinds or something like that but you do have to part with a few dollars for it....

I just installed Object Desktop today. Works wonderfully! There is a 30 day trial if you are on the fence, but it is currently on sale for 26.00 for the entire suite.

BCnSTL 02-07-2018 03:41 PM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
Which program within Object Desktop lets you reduce the size of titlebars and/or reduce the frame around the mix/edit window within the main PT window?

gnjlee 02-14-2018 02:59 PM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BCnSTL (Post 2474009)
Which program within Object Desktop lets you reduce the size of titlebars and/or reduce the frame around the mix/edit window within the main PT window?

Windowblinds. The theme that you apply to Windows, will also affect the title bars in PT. You can also create your own themes or make your own adjustments, but that takes a lot of time.

Shan 02-14-2018 03:33 PM

Re: How to get rid of window borders?
 
2 Attachment(s)
In Windows, you can use Window Color and Appearance to reduce the Title Bar size and Border Padding size:

http://duc.avid.com/attachment.php?a...1&d=1518647490

http://duc.avid.com/attachment.php?a...1&d=1518647490

Shane


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