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All the unmaximised windows on elementary OS have a shadow around them.

This causes issues with me taking screenshots. How can I disable the shadow when it isn't maximised?

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There's no straightforward way to do that, that I know of. Shadows are drawn by the toolkit (Gtk+). You can edit your system stylesheet (located at /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css) and remove the box-shadow from all window-frame classes. But be aware that the box shadow property also effects the inner shadow i.e. highlighting.

  • @Tim Those only effect the legacy server-side decorations. Most new apps will be using client-side decorations – Daniel Foré Jul 3 '15 at 18:08

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