# Disable shadow

Disable screenshot shadow when capturing an app (⌘ cmd+⇧ shift+4 then space).

  • Tested on macOS:
    • Big Sur
    • Catalina
    • Mojave
  • Parameter type: bool

# Set to false (default value)

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool false

Example output with value set to false

  • Add a shadow to screenshots

# Set to true

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true

Example output with value set to true

  • Remove the default shadow from screenshots

# Read current value

defaults read com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow

# Delete current value

defaults delete com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow