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Windows 7: Customize Show Shadows Under Windows

15 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Customize Show Shadows Under Windows

Hi guys,

I've been searching and searching but couldn't find how to customize shadows under windows. What I want to do is to make shadows bigger and lighter (less visible).




Does anyone know how to do that?


Thanks

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15 Aug 2010   #2

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Cant be done unless you change to a visual style that has bigger shadows.
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15 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7
 
 

What do you mean by visual style? Would really like to change the shadows somehow.


Cheers
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15 Aug 2010   #4

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Have a look here for Visual Styles

Look here on how to set up your system for installing Visual Styles.
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15 Aug 2010   #5

Win 7
 
 

Great stuff. Thanks for the links. Are there any tutorials how to create my own visual style? As I said just want to create different shadows and maybe change some colours of the window.
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15 Aug 2010   #6

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

You would need Windows Style Builder (WSB) but you would have to pay for it!!
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15 Aug 2010   #7

Win 7
 
 

I see. Thank you very much for the help.
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15 Aug 2010   #8

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

No Problem, if you need any more help, just ask!!
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15 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This is what I use: Download Y'z Shadow 1.9 Free - Adds a shadow and transparent effects to Windows - Softpedia
It customizes shadow size, color and placement. Plus it,s free!
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15 Aug 2010   #10

Win 7
 
 

Thanks mate. Looks like a cool app but it did not work very well for me in Windows 7.



It says:

Requirements

OS: Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
Please use 16 bits (65536 colors) of screen color depth or higher.

Caution: This software does not work in Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000.
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