Windows 10: How remove shadows on Icon Titles on desktop in Windows 10???

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  1.    24 Dec 2015 #11

    Where is this located?


    I looked in Settings and Control Panel and in the Registry and did not find anything that looked like what is showing in your screen print. Instructions on where to find that and what I'm looking for in it would be very helpful.
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  2. Posts : 8,106
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       24 Dec 2015 #12

    morlaine said: View Post
    I looked in Settings and Control Panel and in the Registry and did not find anything that looked like what is showing in your screen print. Instructions on where to find that and what I'm looking for in it would be very helpful.
    Go to Start and type gpedit.msc
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  3.    24 Dec 2015 #13

    Does not exist on my version of Windows 10


    When I typed gpedit.msc it takes me to the internet and everything I find there says it does not exist on Windows 10 Home which is what I have. If these were settings that I would have made, since I didn't even know about them, I'm pretty sure I didn't add/modify them.
    Is there another way to get to these settings in Windows10 Home?
    I found something called the Action Center but it only seems to refer to Firewall and security settings.
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       24 Dec 2015 #14

    morlaine said: View Post
    When I typed gpedit.msc it takes me to the internet and everything I find there says it does not exist on Windows 10 Home which is what I have. If these were settings that I would have made, since I didn't even know about them, I'm pretty sure I didn't add/modify them.
    Is there another way to get to these settings in Windows10 Home?
    I found something called the Action Center but it only seems to refer to Firewall and security settings.
    Hmmm..., perhaps Windows 10 Home limits your Personalization options, not sure.

    You could use a black desktop background!

    Don't know what else to suggest, sorry!
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       24 Dec 2015 #15

    @ Edwin,
    ............perhaps Windows 10 Home limits your Personalization options, not sure.

    I am using Win 10 Home and I can remove the "shadow" as I showed the OP.
    There is something amiss in the OP's computer.
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  6.    24 Dec 2015 #16

    When I typed gpedit.msc it takes me to the internet
    Just to be sure, you did type "gpedit.msc" (no quotes) into Start menu search window?

    If that's not working, then you might try typing "group" which should bring up several results, one of the first ones being "Edit Group Policy."
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       24 Dec 2015 #17

    b1rd said: View Post
    Just to be sure, you did type "gpedit.msc" (no quotes) into Start menu search window?

    If that's not working, then you might try typing "group" which should bring up several results, one of the first ones being "Edit Group Policy."
    b1rd,
    Win 10 Home version does not have gpedit, only regedit.
    Group policy editor is available only for Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise versions.
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  8. Posts : 8,106
    Windows 10 Professional
       24 Dec 2015 #18

    @ morlaine:

    Try one more time,
    click on 'Adjust for best performance' then re-choose your preferences then click 'Apply' and 'OK'
    Restart Explorer.
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  9.    24 Dec 2015 #19

    I guess I really can't have it all


    I made the change to Adjust for Best Performance. And Hallelujah, no more shadows under the icon titles. But now I know why they put in the shadows. The titles are in white and don't show up on a light background. Should I submit another question asking how to change the color of the titles?

    And now that there are no shadows under the titles, that's not all it changed. The fonts in all the applications, Firefox, Libre Office, etc. look like they are made by a dot matrix printer. Do they even have those anymore? Anyway, they are less annoying than the shadows, so I will try to get used to them.

    Also, I'm going to submit a question about changing virtual memory because Windows won't allow me to change mine and it is set very low. I'm hoping that will help speed it up as right now calling it a snail would be too kind.
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  10.    24 Dec 2015 #20

    b1rd,
    Win 10 Home version does not have gpedit, only regedit.
    Group policy editor is available only for Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise versions.
    I was unaware, thanks.

    Also, good to know what finally worked on this issue. Nice call.
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