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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”.

Next, click “Advanced system settings” in the window that pops up.

Click “Settings” under “Performance”

Then look for the “Show shadows under windows” entry and un-check the box. Click “OK”, then “OK”.

Now there are no more shadows under any window!


Clubhouse Tags: clubhouse, how-to, Windows 7, shadows

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?


    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.


    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. 🙂


    November 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

  6. f**k the shadow!


    February 9, 2015 at 2:45 am

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