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Y’z Shadow is an enhancement software which adds a shadow effect to Windows in pursuit of the beauty of a shadow. It also allows the user the option of making menus transparent.

Developer : M. Yamaguchi
Version : 2.2

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Comment by steven on 2006-08-16 12:44:20

I can’t wait to freak my frends with this new look.

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[...] YzShadow (puts a lovely drop shadow under your windows á la Mac OS X) [...]

Comment by Shady on 2006-09-15 08:50:48

Hi this is the first file im downloadinf as mac os so i hope it works..Ha ha but its a great thing to give a free thing …Thx

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[...] - Llevo tiempo con la barra de tareas en la parte superior, pero esta vez le quité los botones de inicio rápido y con el estilo visual el botón de inicio es casi inapreciable. - El estilo visual es el Royal Inspirat por StefanKa - El wallpaper me imagino que no lo conocéis, ¿verdad? También lo subí a Flickr. - El sombreado de las ventanas se consigue gracias al clásico Y’z Shadow - Los widgets son de Yahoo! Widgets, y por el momento tengo el Flickr Uploader (que viene de perlas) y el clásico reloj. - El dock inferior viene gracias a ObjectDock - Y el set de cursores que uso es el de Aero (menudo mix, me diréis) que me encantan. [...]

Comment by SuperKomputer on 2006-10-17 07:19:56

i dun get how this program works..

Comment by dorian on 2006-10-17 22:24:12

hey, ive downloaded this programe god know how many times. it doesnt seem to save it… whts wrong? is it me??? its fab when it works, i love the fact that u can stop the shadow showing on programes that it doesnt work properly like windows media player and messenger…but if u know where im going wrong please get in touch

Comment by Anthony on 2006-11-26 07:28:10

Is there a way to uninstall it?

Comment by jimster on 2006-12-12 23:34:43

this is a sick program
i cant wait to screw around with it and make my pc a kik ass mac

Comment by tedstrang on 2006-12-25 05:11:22

looks pretty sweet

Comment by Artyom on 2007-01-31 07:47:44

Did anybody spot the bug when suddenly even while the program is enable there is no shadow for a window? So I have to disable/enable it again to make it work?

Comment by Minsmatter on 2007-02-02 06:36:31

a nifty little program but i like my light from the south west and i can’t get that here.

Comment by yabanize on 2007-03-04 08:12:13

it Works

Comment by whatnow on 2007-03-04 08:13:58

watch what now?

Comment by krit on 2007-03-07 04:09:55

hey thanks for this but i downloaded it and it wont open because it is like a .dll and i cant get a program to run it i think i am doing something wrong! you know you want to take 2 sek and please me out =]


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Comment by nicola on 2007-05-29 21:09:54

tghe program don’t work it said: error to load *.lang how can fix this problem??? help


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Comment by Sarthak on 2007-07-02 13:17:31

It is fine but the problem is that uninstalling this can be a bit of a problem.

Comment by Fisher on 2007-07-10 23:37:22

once it has been installed and it is working to UNINSTALL IT there is a little icon in the bottom right of the task bar that looks like the icon on the program, right/left clickon it it will say diable done

Comment by briketa on 2007-07-12 14:23:08

it’s realy a great software, works almost every time except my winamp :(

Comment by pfflyer56 on 2007-08-01 23:32:44

Does anyone have any problem with it slowing down their computer?

Comment by chris on 2007-08-23 07:57:54

Help..i cant uninstall it :9 and when i right click on sumthing all i c is a black box no words :( help

Comment by canso on 2007-12-10 00:42:32

The problem is that you need a uxheme.dll patcher.

Comment by michelle on 2007-08-27 09:25:36

You know that preview box in the settings? It doesn’t show up and I can’t fix it. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Comment by Steve on 2007-08-31 14:37:57

The exclude function of the program doesn’t seem to work, does anybody know how to fix this?

Comment by Bootyjuice on 2007-09-27 09:40:38


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Comment by Jason on 2007-11-02 04:49:51

When I click on the exe file, i get a dialog box saying the .LANG file not found. Odd, since that file is right there in the same folder. Advice?

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Comment by shanahben on 2007-11-14 08:15:09

i have downloaded and successfully installed YzShadow, have seen it work and it functions just great. however, everytime i shut my PC down, and turn it on again, YzShadow doesn’t seem to work anymore. do i have to enable it eveytime i turn my PC on? help please. thanks.

Comment by kinsemon on 2007-11-15 10:25:29

make it automatically start with windows-

Comment by macuser on 2007-11-18 07:41:36

Fixing Uglyndows… hahahaha… !!

Buy a mac folks..!

Comment by kinsemon on 2007-11-18 12:11:45

then what? getting headaches in opening/converting MS docs/files/programs to run in mac? or searching shapeshifter to change your mac look because the default mac desktop tends to get stale after a while? maybe these folks don’t want to give up their comfort and familiarity with windows, the just prefer the sleek mac look. do you think the whole world will convert to mac if you bring the price down?

you’re right, windows is ugly, that’s why there are programs which offer to change visual styles, the same way there is shapeshifter, etc. for mac.

Comment by Foster on 2007-11-28 14:44:28

umm… i may be just stupid, but how do i get this to work on vista?

Comment by Adam on 2007-12-23 11:32:25

Right-click on YzShadow.exe and select properties, go to compatibility and check “run this program in compatibility for: Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Congratulations!

Comment by La La on 2008-04-22 21:46:56

there’s no option for properties when you right-click on yzshadow.exe…

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Comment by julie on 2007-12-03 21:37:27

It works exactly as described and is quite nice actually, makes having to use windows less painful (mac is my primary home)

Comment by Razer on 2007-12-18 02:30:22

Nice piece of software but a bit confusing for some especially un-installing…
Look for a new icon on your task-bar then Disable it and quit…
I also found it couldn’t be deleted from the desktop and had to open the desktop in a windows explorer window, rather a pain…
I think I can live without it…


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Comment by Reanna on 2008-01-16 13:16:08

help!! its not working :(

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Comment by Alien9 on 2008-03-25 11:52:21

Requesting Y’z Shadow For Windows VISTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plyyysss
Cause isn’t Vista Compatible I’ll Be Happy if someone HELp mE!

Comment by chvnx on 2008-04-03 08:51:08

Thank you SOOOOO much! I’ve been looking for something like this for years, I never even thought about using some Google-Fu to find it though.

Incredibly quick and easy install, just a simple double click on the executable while it was still in the .zip folder and I had instant shadow. This is total digital bad-assness.

Epic non-Fail!

Comment by Takeru Yamamoto on 2008-04-11 09:18:56


Right-click on yzshadow.exe, click Properties, click the Compatibility tab, then in the Compatibility mode drop down box, select “Windows XP (Service Pack 2)”.

It works flawlessly.

Comment by Marissa on 2008-05-18 04:55:22

for some reason this wont run on my computer and i can figure it out.
i click run… it acts like it’s GOING to run and then never does…



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