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Does anyone know how to get rid of the text drop shadow from files and folders on the Mac desktop?

I would prefer a subtle shadow with an offset of 1 pixel.


If you know of a hack to get rid of the drop shadow completely, please share!

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I'm hopeful for a command line solution or script that would serve to to decrease or drop the shadow (ie not a packaged application download). – 5un5 Aug 12 '14 at 3:14

I don't think it exists as a setting. You could go around the problem by using a black or dark background.

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You can experiment with modifying system font settings using the free utility TinkerTool. Note that with the Fonts panel open in Tinkertool, you can specify font shadow settings.

I don't know what results you might achieve, since the Mac OS prevents you from over-riding certain settings.

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You can use TinkerTool to reset any settings you change to the system default.

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