How to Remove Window Drop Shadow effect in Windows 10

By | November 12, 2017

In Windows10, effects such as animation and the drop shadow are set as default. These visual effects may look good, but they are not useful for your PC speed.

If the specification of the PC is good, it does not affect it, but basically, unnecessary functions are disabled (OFF) so that the load on the PC can be reduced and the PC can work faster.

Although it does not affect so much if your computer specifications are good, you can make it even faster by keeping the unnecessary function disable(OFF). For users who particularly like simple designs, the window drop shadow may get in the way. You can remove it easily and increase the computer performance.

[Windows 10] Remove Window Shadow

The setting is very simple. Open up Control Panel and navigate to System, and click the Advanced system settings.

Remove the drop shadow

Control Panel

▼ First, open Control Panel. As below, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter 1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click 2OKbutton.

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▼ In the System window, Click 1Advanced system settings.

[Windows 10] Remove Window Shadow

Run sysdm.cpl

▼ As the easiest way, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter 1sysdm.cpl in the text box. Click 2OKbutton.

[Windows 10] Remove Window Shadow

Search Box

▼ Alternatively you can use 1searching for “advanced system settings” and click on 2View advanced system settings.

[Windows 10] Remove Window Shadow

System Properties

▼ System Properties window appears. Select the 1Advanced tab, then click 2Settings button in the “Performance

[Windows 10] Remove Window Shadow

Performance options

▼ In the Visual Effects tab, select 1Custom and uncheck 2Show shadows under windows. Click 3OK or Apply button.

[Windows 10] Remove Window Shadow

As a result, the window drop shadows will immediately be removed, and the design is simple and clean.

[Windows 10] Remove Window Shadow

In addition to the shadow removal, you may want to disable an unnecessary visual effects to improve the performance of your PC.