Disable Rounded Corners in Windows 11 [Tested Methods 2024]

Written By Farhan Max

Windows 11 offers a built-in rounded corner option for all its tabs and flyouts. But Windows 10 users are used to plain rectangular corners as they have used this feature for a long time. As a result, several users want to disable this rounded corner option on their Windows 11.

Is there any inbuilt disable option for rounded corners in Windows 11? Unfortunately, there isn’t an option for that.disable-rounded-corners-in-windows-11

But while I was researching this rounded corners issue, I found some counterfeit apps and system modifiers by which you can disable your rounded corners on Windows 11 system.

Don’t skip any part of this article if you want to disable your rounded corners.

Let’s jump in!

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Does Windows 11 Have Rounded Corners?

Yes, Windows 11 has rounded corners for all its flyouts and tabs, giving a slick and fresh look to Windows 11 interface. But Win32 apps on Windows 11 do not offer this round corner view. Although it’s a new look, several users want the rectangular corners back on their Windows 11 system.

Because Windows 10 users used this rectangular corner for a long time and coped with it. Many users in the Microsoft support community asked the Windows developers to bring back the rectangular corner option.

Also, while taking a screenshot, rounded corners are not as helpful as rectangular corners. But in all things between heaven and earth, advantages and disadvantages exist.

Just follow the instructions if you want to change your rounded corner on the Windows system.

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How to Disable Rounded Corner on Windows 11

There is no inbuilt Windows system for disabling the rounder corner, but I found some methods to help you solve your problem. Therefore, track down my instructions.

Here are the steps to disable your rounded corner on Windows 11:

1. Install and Run a Program

There is a counterfeit program on GitHub website Win11DisableOrRestoreRoundedCorners. This program can solve your round corner problem. So follow the instructions to download and install it.

Here are the steps to install and run the win11disable program:

  • Go to GitHub and find the Win11DisableOrRestoreRoundedCorners.exe file.
  • Click on the file to download it. download-win11disable
  • Move to File Explorer and find the downloaded file.
  • Right-click on that file and select the Run as administrator option. run-as-administrator
  • Select the More info option. more-info-option
  • Click on the Run anyway box. run-anyway-option
  • Wait some time for its setup.
  • Refresh the Windows system, and you are all set up. before-and-after

Now you can see your tabs and flyouts are in rectangular forms.

Pro Tip: Re-run the Win11DisableOrRestoreRoundedCorners.exe if you want to enable the rounded corner.

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2. Shut Down the Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration can move the workload to specific components hence improving the performance. You can disable your rounded corner when you shut down the hardware acceleration.

Here are the steps to turn off the hardware acceleration:

  • Go anywhere on the desktop.
  • Right-click and open the tab window.
  • Select the Display settings option. display-settings
  • Scroll down and select the Advanced display section. advanced-display
  • Select the Display adapter properties for the Display 1 link. display-adapter-properties
  • Open the Troubleshooter Tab from the Graphics properties box.
  • Click on the Change settings option.
  • Move the pointer from the Hardware acceleration to the extreme left.

Your hardware acceleration is now at the lower point, and rounded corners will be disabled.

Important Note: Shutting the hardware acceleration will decrease your PC performance.

3. Disable Device on Graphics Display Adapter

The graphical display adapter enhances our PC compatibility. But disabling this adapter can lower our PC performance and sabotage the rounded corner option.

Here are the steps to disable the graphics display adapter:

  • Go to the Search bar.
  • Type Display Manager and hit the Enter key.device-manager
  • Expand the Display adapters section.
  • Select the Display adapter and right-click on it. disable-device
  • Click on the Disable device option.

The graphical display adapter on your PC is now disabled. This configuration will disable your rounded corner option.

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4. Switch Back to Windows 10 or Wait for an Authentic Fix

As you know, there is no built-in disable option for rounded corners on Windows 11. So if it bothers you so much, you can follow my methods mentioned above to disable the rounded corners.

But apart from the Win11DisableOrRestoreRoundedCorners program, the other two methods will decrease your PC’s performance. And you will lose massive computer power by fixing this minor rounded corner issue, which is not a great idea.

So if the rounded corner is essential for you, you can always switch back to Windows 10; otherwise, wait for an authentic Microsoft workaround.

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Why does Windows 11 have rounded corners?

The rounded corners option is introduced on Windows 11 to make its interface more fresh and noticeable. All the high-end tabs and flyouts on Windows 11 offer the opportunity of a rounded corner, increasing the cursor movement and detection more smoothly.

Why does everything have rounded corners now?

Nowadays, developers give more thought to the user-friendly interface and want to make the interface more apparent and noticeable. That’s why they are introducing the rounded corner option on every system.

How do I make straight corners in Windows 11?

There is no inbuilt straight corner option on Windows 11, but you can use a third-party app and twitch your settings to some extent to enable the square corners.

Final Thought

The Win11DisableOrRestoreRoundedCorners program will solve your problem immediately, but it sometimes doesn’t work on the start menu. But it’s not a big deal, and this program is very stable so give it a try.

This article will help you to resolve your rounded corner issue if you read and follow the mentioned methods carefully.

Let me know about your afterthoughts in the comment below.


About The Author
Farhan Max is a tech geek with a particular interest in computer hardware. He's been fascinated by gaming since childhood and is now completing his undergraduate studies while researching and testing the latest tech innovations. Alongside his love for all things geeky, Farhan is also a skilled photographer.

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