Add shadow effect to Windows 7 taskbar with Taskbar Shadow

Taskbar Shadow is yet another small tool released by us, that adds a cool drop shadow effect to the Windows 7 taskbar.

What differentiates this tool from some other that are currently available is that Taskbar Shadow is location aware! this means that whether the taskbar is situated at the bottom, top, right or left, this tool works equally well. Previous app/s got separated into a couple of apps, if a user had Taskbar on Top or Bottom. These previous apps did not have Shadow options for Left or Right.

Taskbar Shadow creates a shadow for the taskbar in any position – bottom, top, right or left!

This is how the Windows 7 default taskbar looks.

This is how it looks when you run the tool.

Once the application is started, you can right-click the shadow to change Opacity.

Click on Opacity and use the slider to select the opacity.

To Exit, right-click the Shadow and Select Exit.

Taskbar Shadow v1 has been developed by Lee Whittington for The Windows Club.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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  1. Guest

    wow,I like it.
    BTW,can Lee Whittington make colorful and 3D taskbar?
    I hope He make that software for free.

  2. Paras Sidhu

    Amazing Job!

  3. japp

    Thanks, Lee 🙂
    It works perfect on my left side. Wouldn’t mind a choice of changing shadow colour.

  4. Thanks Japp: This is in the works 🙂

  5. Colorful, yes, but 3D? Not so sure what you might be looking for there.

  6. The point is a lot of users like having a shadow effect on the Taskbar. It’s nothing more than having extra options.

  7. Michaelmouse

    What is the point…………………..??

  8. Kerryj89

    Thanks for the app!

    Some suggestions:
    – Remember opacity setting between sessions
    – Add Windows startup option
    – Add an Always-on-Top option, perhaps with a way to disable it when a window is maximized.

    Thanks again!

  9. psygn

    Are you planning on updating this app?

  10. Is there any possibility of adding dual/multi-monitor support while using software such as UltraMon?

    The taskbar doesn’t quite span the second taskbar in my setup:

  11. Nice! Could you add always-on-top option?

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