Disable the blur-effect of the glass window border

The border around the windows are transparent using the glass effect. When placing one window on top of another then the background window becomes blurred, so it is easy to see what window has focus.

To disable the blurring the of the background windows with this DWORD registry value:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \DWM]
ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity = 0 (0 = No blur, Default = 50)

After having changed the registry value, then change the theme to Basic (notice blur is gone), then change to the wanted theme (the blur remains gone).

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  1. easy way says:

    There is an option fo this in personalization control panel for this.
    Right click desktop>personalize>

    Easier than messing around in registry and inviting problems.

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