Marker Icons

Feb 21, 2014

Hi all,

Sounds like a silly question but how do I remove the shadow from the marker icons? I've had a look in the normal places and taken the shadow off the marker itself but the icon still has a drop shadow.

Any/All help much appreciated.


13 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Ashley and Harri,

Ashley, I thought that would work, too. But I believe what Harri's saying is that the icon itself retains the shadow. Take a look at this screenshot. If you look hard at the default and no shadow icons, you can see that although I applied no shadow, the arrows...that is, the icons themselves...have retained a shadow. If I changed the marker to a custom 1, the shadow was eliminated, but I no longer have the colored button.

Jill McNair

Since you can change colors after selecting a Marker Style, I thought, "well, just fill the shape...and voila - the shadow is gone!"  This is true IF you leave the icon black.  If you change the icon to any other color...the shadow returns!

So, IF you use a black icon  - you can get rid of the shadow.

Harri S

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your help. My issue is indeed with the icon inside the markers retaining the shadow. It looks like I'll need to experiement with getting the look I want with a custom marker.

It's more than a little annoying though as the pre-built ones were exactly what I was looking for (except for the shadow)

Thanks again

Emma Burrow

Just to let you know I am also having this problem. I am trying to create a set of markers graduating from dark to light green - in the darker to mid green ones there is no shadow on the icon (the icon is white) but on the paler green markers it automatically appears! like it thinks you won't be able to see the icon or something. - I am submitting a feature request as well, thanks.