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  1. meyerovb Win User

    Help determining setting causing "Show shadows under windows" to break in one account and...


    I have two logins for Windows 10, both enabled "Show shadows under windows" in "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows"

    One of them works, the other one doesn't, I can't identify the difference in settings or programs between them.

    I tried a clean boot into the one that was broken but it didn't help.

    How do I identify the setting difference between the accounts that's causing this?

    :)
     
    meyerovb, Mar 2, 2021
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  2. sygnus21 Win User

    method to determine exactly what caused a particular update?

    Two suggested articles from Microsoft....

    Whether you find the exact cause will determine the level of troubleshooting you go through.
     
    sygnus21, Mar 2, 2021
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  3. shadows not working on desktop (windows and mouse pointer)

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • When you say Shadows are you referring to drop shadows?
    • Were you able to get this shadows just after upgrade to Windows 10? If yes, were there any significant software or hardware changes made after that?

    Drop shadow is a visual effect consisting of drawing that looks like the shadow of an object, giving the impression that the object is raised above the objects behind it.

    Method 1:

    If you have not tried the following steps you may check if it helps.

    • • Open Control Panel and click System and security.

      • Click on system.

      • Click on Advanced system settings.

      • Go to Advanced Tab.

      • Select performance.

      • Click settings.

      • Check “Show shadows under windows” and click OK.

    Method 2:

    If the above method does not help, I would suggest you to try different background themes and check if it helps.

    I hope the above information helps. If not, please get back to us with the updated status. We will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Mann_Manohar, Mar 2, 2021
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  4. fatkatie Win User

    Help determining setting causing "Show shadows under windows" to break in one account and...

    removing shadowing on local accounts.

    Before I saw your post I did this (which fixed it).

    The "fix".

    I logged as admin, changed the account type of A (the local account I couldn't clear the shadowing) to admin and rebooted.

    I logged as A, went and changed the shadow settings, and rebooted. (There was no login as admin anymore when I selected "Advanced system settings".)

    I logged as A and noted the shadowing was gone.

    I logged back as admin, changed A back to local, and rebooted.

    I logged back as A. Shadowing is still gone.

    I have got to get a handle on these rights and privileges. Of all the stuff with w10 this is the most
    confusing. Anyone have a good link to a 101?

    And I have other local accounts. I will try the suggested above fixes there.

    Thank you all for your help.
     
    fatkatie, Mar 2, 2021
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