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Is it possible to set somewhere in configuration the color of the border between windows from red to black or remove the border completely?

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To change the colour, you can set normalBorderColor and focusedBorderColor in xmonad.hs. They should be set to #RRGGBB. For example, to set the focused window's border to black, set focusedBorderColor = "#000000". The default color is #FF0000.

To disable the border, set borderWidth = 0 in xmonad.hs, or use XMonad.Layout.NoBorders for specific layouts.

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