Customization :: Remove Shadows On Icon Titles On Desktop?

Dec 17, 2015

do not refer me to System/Advanced/Visual settings. I've removed every check mark in there referring to shadows and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has changed. These shadows are making me go blind. I absolutely cannot read them.

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