How to Remove Mac Screenshot Drop-Shadows

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When you take screenshots of applications in MacOS and OSX, the system automatically adds a dropshadow. This looks great but may not be ideal for every use (for example, when taking screenshots for howchoo guides). This guide tells you how to disable this feature.

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Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

Paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

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

Then, paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

killall SystemUIServer

Paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

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

Then, paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

killall SystemUIServer
See if your battery needs to be replaced.
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Because your MacBook is so important for all that you do in a day, it is important to take good care of your Mac battery, monitor your Mac's battery health, and check the cycle count of your Mac's battery when to determine if your Mac needs a new battery. This might sound like a lot of maintenance, but checking your Mac's cycle count is an easy way to determine if your Mac needs a new battery, and it's actually incredibly simple. A battery's maximum cycle count is how many charge cycles your Mac can complete before the battery is no longer able to perform and will need replacing. In this guide, I show you how to check your Mac battery's cycle count and determine if your battery needs to be replaced.