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:: Taskbar Drop Shadow :: by sweatyfish :: Taskbar Drop Shadow :: by sweatyfish
Made a simple app to add a drop shadow to your taskbar. One .exe for a taskbar on the bottom, and one for the taskbar on top. Use whichever you need...

No installation, just copy to your %Program Files% folder. And run whichever .exe you need.

Instructions included.

-Adjustable opacity (darkness)
-Option to run at startup

Other than the ability to right click the shadow, it is non intrusive and doesn't show anything in the system tray.

Right click the shadow to choose preferences or to close it.

There may be a very slight chance that this won't work for your setup. Therefore, no support is given for this program.
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Really nice!
StephenLightning Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
Nice, thanks!
AlienGG Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
AlienGG Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
PuteraTheOctopus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
MikkoCruz24 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
how do i open this? (install) sorry new to rainmeter. =) 
nikhilfelix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
my drop shadow did not see any solution for uninstall
ProgressLanguage Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
My guess is to Kill it through TaskManager > Processes, and then delete the file in Program Files
ohmygod1993 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Two suggestions:
1. Add an option to make the window not responding to any mouse or keyboard events(I mean WS_EX_TRANSPARENT property)
2. When the program is already running, run the executable again will open the preference dialog.
coni90 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
since my principal monitor is center, the png of the shadow keeps continuing for the next monitor (the 3rd).. but the left side has no shadow...  for more perspective im gonna try to xplain like this:
have 3 monitors on my rig so i figure it out that the app on the temporary folder has an png that has  the resolution of , say, 1920*26pix , so it has the res for 1 monitor there... and here is the deal... i manage to edit that png to reatch my res,  (witch is 5670*1080p all 3 monitor in one) only had to modifi that 1960 by the 5670 of my 3 way set up...

but wait it has 1 little "flaw" *kind of*... if i use eyefinity .. it runs perfectly ... but because i want more productivity i like to use my 3 monis by separate desktops, then i use my center monitor as the main ... but finnaly geting this:

it will be terrific to add a "pivot" or centration feature to aling the png or "shadow" , or simply adding a multimonitor support...

oh nvm there is no support for this app.... anybody=¿???
coni90 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
any multi-monitor support for the taskbar in Windows 7? Thanks!
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I know this is an older software but would it be possible to have multi-monitor support for the taskbar in Windows 8? Thanks!
Mina-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ It looks awesome! <3
Heav3ns Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Can i ask how to uninstall this ? Because it seems that I deleted the folder but the shadow still appears on my taskbar. ;_;
helderm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
do you have the wallpaper?
Yoluu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You speak Espaņol? :D
shoaib1986 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
KeeperOfMeatballs Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy shit nevermind! Thanks to ~zeblade , its all set! Thanks so much!!
KeeperOfMeatballs Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't get it to start. It used to but then I had to restart and now it won't :(( any ideas?? anything would be great, thanks
Ethanius Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
One quirk with this - the shadow, when applied to a top positioned task bar, and set to "always on top", so that the taskbar always has a 3D emphasis over a maximized window, currently blocks click-access to any buttons (like min, max, close buttons for example) that are within the shadow area. If you could make the shadow "click-through", this would make it perfect. 
220v110 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Could you add a custom height? I want to use it alway on top, but top shadow hides min, max and close menu for maximized windows.
zeblade Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
If it stops working try "C:\Users\YOUR NAME\AppData\Local\Stardock\DesktopX and delete GadgetCache"
Linpau Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
johnmiiller Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
link download?
starOneEightyTwo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
The BOTTOM TB Shadow does not work for me :/
ItsTdog Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
HartonoWijaya Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
You see under "Browse More Like This" text at right side of "Add a Comment", there's "Download File". Download from there
neeann Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How do i uninstall this??
MatRiz8991 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol good job ;)
And awesome minimal wallpaper :D
Can u link it pls?
ganknevets Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Possibility of sharing rainmeter skin? :)
123GFX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What rain maker skin is that?
123GFX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Xotek Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Hi! Is there possibility to add shadow for left and right task bars too?

Thanks! x
BentendoHD Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
avg detected a trojan
DanielFlaco Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Did you uninstalled it? Mine did the same.
Chuiby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
When I click the "show to desktop" button, the shadow doesn't show up unless I switch to a window.
It's kinda annoying, do you think you could get it fixed?
TumbleMumble Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
i have this problem too :(
answnstlr111 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ijoshchang Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Works great, only one problem for me. There is a random shadow line on my second monitor because my two monitors are not the same. Major drawback for me
arthmv Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
The same for me, we need a fix.
SPuRed Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I think that's one of the "bebequ hires wallpapers" by ~art-styles
Dattack Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I want your background. :O
FrancisForward Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Great app :clap: I prefer it to the y-shadow thing :D
tytung Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
You should have show it in the system tray so people can always change its options, even when it's transparent.
tytung Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I changed the shadow opacity to zero, and now I cannot use it anymore because cannot right click it (it's invisible now) to change back the opacity!
Please fix thanks~
SoloMid Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
works well on window 7 sp1 x64 <3
jnk1296 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Okay, I think I might need to report a bug with this.

I've been using this for well over a year, and I just finally got my computer turned into a dual monitor setup. And for some reason, now when I start TBshadow, the shadow appears halfway up the screen and offset to the right. :/ I can't use it like that, and I love this program. I've had it for as long as I've had this computer. It's one of those UI elements I've come to love and appreciate.

So pretty pretty please fix it? Or at least show me how I can resolve this? Because i love this program.
MixxxmasterMac Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Shows up as a Trojan with AVG, but otherwise works fine on Windows 7 x64 for me.
7Titty7 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks, good work.
shoot991 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
love it except when i use my other monitor it runs off on to it like a lazer light
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