Preview Shadows_thumb.jpg 1If you have a low-end PC or like a clean appearance you might want to disable shadows for a better performance.

Steps to disable shadows

1. Open the Desktop by clicking Desktop tile on the Start Screen.

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Desktop tile shadow

2. Step Next, Right click on your desktop and select Personalize.

Personalize Shadow

3. Step Next, click on the ‘Advanced system settings’.

Advanced System Settings

4. Step Next, click on the Settings.

System Properties

5. Step Now, under the Visual Effects tab, Uncheck the box ‘Show shadows under windows’ to remove shadows in Windows 8. Then click on the Apply button and then OK. That are the complete steps to disable shadows in Windows 8.

Uncheck Show Shadows


You can change the visual appearance by disabling shadows and reduce the footprint. Follow this tutorial and you can disable shadows in Windows 8 quite easily