If you want to know how to have Windows 11 rounded edges in Windows 10, keep reading.
Windows 11 was announced a couple of weeks ago, and the visual redesign is one of its big news. Of all the visual changes that Microsoft is making to the operating system, the return of rounded edges to windows and menus is one that many of us like.
How to have Windows 11 rounded edges in Windows 10?
After years since Windows 8 made everything extremely square, Windows 11 arrives with a “softer” style, if you will. If this is something you like and you would like to be able to have rounded edges in Windows 10 windows, we tell you about a fairly simple solution that allows you to do it.
There is an application called Curtains that serves to create and apply different styles for your windows in Windows 10 in ways as simple as from a simple background image. Curtains is a paid app, but you can use it for free for 30 days, after that, its lifetime license costs $9.43.
With Curtains, you can dedicate yourself and create your image with rounded edges to apply to system windows, but you don’t have to, someone has already done the work for you, both in light and dark mode.
You can go to the gallery of the user niivu on DeviantArt and download his Windows 11 theme for Windows 10. In addition to offering a complete theme pack that you can install without having to modify system files, it also offers a couple of themes to use specifically with Curtains that round the edges in Windows 10.
All you have to do is install Curtains and then download the theme from niivu. Then it’s up to you to extract the ZIP of the theme you downloaded from DeviantArt and find the folder called ‘Stardock Curtains’.
There you will find two files called windows 11 light.CurtainsStyle and windows 11 dark.CurtainsStyle. Double-clicking on each of them will add them to your list of Curtains themes.
From there it is just a matter of double-clicking on the theme you want to use and you will immediately see how the edges of your windows become rounded. Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to floating menus as well, nor to some tools like Settings or apps that use their window decorations, like Telegram and Spotify, for example. But it does for most of the rest.
Not everyone will be able to upgrade their computer to Windows 11, and those who can don’t necessarily want to install a preview version to test its changes. Now, if what you want are just some of the visual novelties, you can always use the new icons in Windows 10 created by the same person who made this border theme, and you also have the new Windows 11 wallpapers.