I like the look of Windows XP, and Windows 7, and like the round corners of the windows of the apps. Windows 10 seems to take a step to remove them and make it 90 degree corners.

Are there ways to bring back the round corners on Windows 10?

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    In short no, Microsoft decides what they look like.
    – Moab
    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:17
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    I guess it is more like saying Microsoft doesn't provide a way to customize the look, and currently there may be no 3rd party tool to do that either Aug 14, 2015 at 12:42
  • Full Windows customization pretty much ended after Windows XP.
    – Moab
    Aug 14, 2015 at 15:49

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The answer would be using the "hidden" aero-lite theme.

Quoting from Sergey Tkachenko at the link provided:

Similar to Windows 8, the brand new Windows 10 comes with a secret hidden Aero Lite theme, which can be enabled with just a simple text file. It changes the appearance of windows, the taskbar and also the new Start menu.

Instructions at http://winaero.com

Here is a (not very informative) discussion about the removal on answers.microsoft.com.

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    theme was indeed applied, but windows are still completely rectangular. Too bad.. the rounded windows were a nice touch. Maybe MS will bring them back.
    – Randy
    Dec 21, 2019 at 1:48

If you have a bit of a budget then there is Windowblinds for custom themes. However programs that don't have a standard title bar like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome can be a bit tricky to get working with it. If all your programs have standard title bars then it is compatible with Windows 10.

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