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A small tool called ShadowKiller by Unsanity is out. It totally removes shadows from MacOS X while the application is running, including window and menu shadows. ShadowKiller is freeeware. Grab it now and send us your ideas for other MacOS X hacks!

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Authored by: bhines on Oct 11, '01 02:20:16AM

I love the OSX shadows! Beautiful on my 17" LCD. Wouldn't want to turn them off.

As for hacks, see if you can find where the default nav services window size is stored. It is written in a per app plist file in your user prefs dir when you use it in each app, but the default is too small for me.

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Authored by: slava on Oct 11, '01 03:28:08AM

Some people report speedups on their systems when shadows are off. Not really noticable for my G4 though.

This hack is more 'proof of a concept' kind, and expect some real, and useful ones from us in a while. =)


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More importantly...
Authored by: sjonke on Oct 11, '01 06:35:44PM

when this is functioning it is very difficult to make sense of the screen - Aqua windows depend on drop shadows to define their edges. It's looks and works horrendously with the shadows gone. I don't get it in any case - OS X 10.1 is fast as is, even on my lowly 366 MHz year 2000 iBook.

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Shadowless palettes
Authored by: Zag on Oct 13, '01 10:47:30PM

The only thing I want to see without the shadows are program palettes. I really hate to see those shadows behind FreeHand palettes. It looks so weird and cluttered. I don't mind the shadows on regular windows though.

- Zag

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Shadowless palettes
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 14, '01 04:20:00PM

I wonder if ShadowKiller could identify a palette window by whatever the equivalent of the WDEF variation code is in X, and selectively remove the shadow?

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