Desktop windows edge shadow


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Does anybody there's any way of getting rid of the desktop windows edge shadow? Hopefully there is.

TIA from a Win 11 newbie :-)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
Does anybody there's any way of getting rid of the desktop windows edge shadow?
Click Search, type performance and pick 'Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows'.

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The shadows under the windows can be turned off there.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
Click Search, type performance and pick 'Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows'.

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The shadows under the windows can be turned off there.

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@Bree, you are awesome! I clicked best performance to unclick everything (I'm a minimalist). Not only no edge shadow, but my icon font is now flat black which I had given up on! And lets see what other nice things I find :-) .

Thank you!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball
@Bree, you are awesome! I clicked best performance to unclick everything (I'm a minimalist). Not only no edge shadow, but my icon font is now flat black which I had given up on! And lets see what other nice things I find :-) .

Thank you!
I turn off almost everything on one of my low spec laptops to get the best performance I can from it. The one thing I find I do need to turn on though is 'Smooth edges of screen fonts', without it the text looks a little too 'jagged'.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
I turn off almost everything on one of my low spec laptops to get the best performance I can from it. The one thing I find I do need to turn on though is 'Smooth edges of screen fonts', without it the text looks a little too 'jagged'.
Thanks, I'll check for that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 22631.3527
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    Intel iT-14700F 5270MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB - 2x G Skill F5-6400J3239G16
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Phoenix AMD Radeon RX550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 PRO 512GB
    4x Samsung 870 EVO 4TB @ RAID 10
    PSU
    Corsair HX-850i
    Case
    Fractal Design - Define 7 XL
    Cooling
    Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE CPU Air Cooler, 4x Noctua NF-A12x25 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Ergo Trackball

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