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Remove shadows from Windows 7 borders

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If you don’t like the shadows under every Windows 7 window, or have to take screenshots for a book or a blog post and get confused about the shadows, I have the fix for you (other people do too, actually.).

Click the “Start Orb” then right-click “Computer” and click “Properties”.
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Next, click “Advanced system settings” in the window that pops up.
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Click “Settings” under “Performance”
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Then look for the “Show shadows under windows” entry and un-check the box. Click “OK”, then “OK”.
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Now there are no more shadows under any window!
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Enjoy!

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Written by Andreas J.

May 6, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Posted in Windows, Windows 7

6 Responses

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  1. Can I remove shadows under windows in Vista? How?

    SalzzZ

    November 8, 2009 at 12:00 am

  2. There needs to be a way to reduce the drop shadow effect, rather than remove it altogether.

    Schwabe

    April 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm

  3. Thanks a million. I really like Aero Peek and some of the other new features, but all of the pointless, resource- and screen-space-wasting prettiness needed to go. And now, thanks to you, they have gone.

    Frank Wilcox

    March 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm

  4. Thanks a billion, this along with 1px frame border allows for more space on my laptop.

    James Anderson

    March 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

  5. Thanks for the small guide! Was looking for an option like this so I could align windows to the open edges of my monitors (I use two) without having the window drop shadows show up on the other, and this helped me quite a bit. 🙂

    Justin

    November 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

  6. f**k the shadow!

    thanks!

    February 9, 2015 at 2:45 am


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