Mac: how to disable print screen window shadow

mac, apple mac, apple computer, mac os xWhen you do print screen in Mac OS X, by default Mac will auto append window shadow in your print screen. Yes no doubt it looks nice but sometimes when there is only limited space to show the image in a presentation, then these window shadow is frustrating. Good news is that, Mac provide a way for you to disable this feature!

To disable print screen window shadow in Mac, follow the steps below:-


  • Open your Terminal
  • Copy and paste command below and hit ‘return’
    defaults write disable-shadow -bool true

    * To enable the shadow again, change the true to false

    killall SystemUIServer
  • From now on, print screen will not include the window shadow anymore

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