Disable window shadows in Windows 10

Compared to the small and subtle shadows behind open windows in Windows 8, Windows 10 has really huge and prominent shadows. Many users do not like this new effect of Desktop Window Manager and would like to get rid of shadows. Thankfully, it is easy to do so. Microsoft has added an option to disable it. Let's take a closer look on how to disable shadows.

To disable window shadows in Windows 10, you need to complete a few simple steps below.

  1. Open This PC properties. You can open it from the left pane of File Explorer or directly from Start menu if you pinned This PC to the right or left side of the Start menu.
    This PC Properties
  2. Click the Advanced System Settings link.
    advanced system properties link
  3. Next, click the Settings button in the Performance options group.
    performance settings button
  4. In the Performance options window, untick the checkox Show shadows under windows. This will disable shadows.
    show shadows under windows
  5. Before:
    That's it. To enable shadows again, tick that checkbox.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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