Photoshop: Is there a way for layer style strokes not have rounded corners?

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I was wondering if you could make a small change in how Photoshop adds a stroke to an object/text. When you add a stroke to a graphic and the object has square or pointy corners the stroke doesnt follow these it rounds the corners. Can you make that like an extra option to be able to select if you want rounded corners or not? Thank you for listening.
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No, not easily. The stroke layer style works by finding the points a certain distance from the shape, and a fixed distance from a point (corner) is a circle. That's just the way geometry works.
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The workaround is to set the Position of the stroke to 'Inside' which uses the contents of the layer to mask the stroke so the corners look mitered for shapes with sharp corners.