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Remove Shadows From Screen Shots


A long while a go I mentioned about Taking Screen Shots. This post detailed all about how to take screen shots and the various different commands which you can use to get the perfect shot. The one problem with Leopard is that windows have a massive shadow boarder. Although it looks cool on screen with all of these glossy effects, it doesn’t look good on images. With thanks to Mac OS X Hints, I will show you a way to remove the default shadow background.

Open up Terminal and type the following.

defaults write disable-shadow -bool true

Restart System UI Server by typing the following.

killall SystemUIServer

This will the system user interface server, some of your menu bar icons will disappear and reappear. Now when you use grab or Command + Shift + 4 and then Space and take a picture of a window, the shadow will be gone.

To bring the shadows back simply type.

defaults write disable-shadow -bool false

A simple little hack to remove shadows. I am still trying to find out how to remove shadows from windows, I have a couple of ideas. But until then enjoy this little terminal command.

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