ShadowFX can now automatically match shadows to your Windows accent color

Stardock's nifty ShadowFX (opens in new tab) utility has picked up a small but handy update to version 1.2 (opens in new tab) today. Coming along in this update are not only 2 new shadow styles, but also the ability to have ShadowFX automatically use your Windows accent color.

The two new shadow styles are available as Modern and Surround, and offer slightly different drop shadows for your windows. The new option to automatically default to your Windows accent color will give your shadows the same hue as the other accents around your system without any extra tinkering on your part.

With the ability to add stylized drop shadows to your windows, ShadowFX is one relatively simple tool in a suite from Stardock that let you add a bit of custom flavor to your Windows desktop. If it piques your interest, you can pick up ShadowFX on its own for $5 direct from Stardock. Current ShadowFX users and Object Desktop members can grab the latest update through their Stardock accounts.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Remember the old Windows customization apps such as Litestep? Those were cool back in the day.
  • This is exactly why a reboot of WM with Cshell could be so good... We need a "Surface Phone" with full windows underlying the OS... So many possibilities here..
  • Never though about it, but why isn't this functionality native on W10?
  • Love this new update! Already using it since W7☺. The default W10 shadow just dull....