ShadowKiller X
ShadowKiller X
1.3

5.0

ShadowKiller X free download for Mac

ShadowKiller X

1.3
28 April 2006

Hack removes window drop shadows.

Overview

ShadowKiller is a hack that kills all shadows in Mac OS X (including window shadows, menu shadows, and so on). This speeds up Mac OS X on slower computers (see xlr8yourmac.com user reports linked from our support database - "Can ShadowKiller make Mac OS X run faster on my old model Mac?").

What's new in ShadowKiller X

Version 1.3:
  • ShadowKiller is now a Universal application, working natively on both PowerPC and Intel based Maces
  • Fixed an issue with multiple screens when secondary screens were not refreshing immediately
  • New icon (from Sapphire set by IconDrawer).

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michellem41697
20 December 2010

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HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THIS? MY SHADOWS ARE GONE AND IT LOOKS TERRIBLE! I WANT THEM BACK! PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Version 1.3
cl-lagache
12 October 2015
très pratique pour des mises en page et montages
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Version 1.3
mookee
25 May 2015
hi

cant seem to open on mountain lion 10.8.5. it kind of reacts when double clicking it but nothing happens after that...poesnt open or do anything at all

any luck with mountain lion here or tipps please..

thanks
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Version 1.3
iTonyD
18 January 2014
Works with OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. Too that bad it is no longer available.
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Version 1.3
iTonyD
27 January 2013
WORKS WITH MAC OS X 10.7.5 LION
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Version 1.3
michellem41697
20 December 2010
HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THIS? MY SHADOWS ARE GONE AND IT LOOKS TERRIBLE! I WANT THEM BACK! PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Version 1.3
pedrotaquelim
29 April 2006
It doesn't seem to make any diference to me. Tried recizing the Finder windows, Safari window, etc, first with shadows and then without shadows...no diference. slow... :-( I have a G4 450 Mhz (Sawtooth)
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Version 1.3
Name
28 April 2006
Thank you very much Unsanity. I tested it on a PowerBook G4 "Ivory", with Mac OS X 10.4.6, and I already tweaked everything so that it runs as fast as a G5 Double Core. And this hackie even improved it more, this is unbelievable, but true, all my windows open twice as fast. To the previous authors: Please do not consider loading of the contents of a window as part of the loading time, because this is not the part of the core image processing, but depending on the system processes and of course the dozens of contents. This does really improve everything. And I must say, that it does not look ugly, instead it looks clearer to me. Thanks!!
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Version 1.3
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Penguirl
Penguirl
30 April 2009
Your single G4 runs as fast as a dual G5? You should patent the process and sell it, there are lots of G4 users that would love to get that kind of performance. *rolls eyes*
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
11 May 2005
i'm not sure if this is necessary with most macs now running Tiger. Since core image has moved much of the GUI processing onto the graphics card.
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Version 1.2
Ryan
05 March 2005
I really didn't notice any change in speed. If anything, it might slow down by decreasing my perception of window position! Nice idea, and it does work as far as turning off shadows, but I really don't think it improves anything.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
04 March 2005
does what its supposed to do... especially on older macs running OSX i recommend putting it in the startup items / hidden.
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Version 1.2
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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