Removing the arrow from shortcut icons

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by kb, Jan 25, 2008.

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    kb Guest

    Somehow on one of my Vista Home laptops, I was given the choice to hide
    shortcut icon arrows. Now, on my other Vista Home laptop, I cannot find that
    choice. Does anyone know where to find this? Windows help Shortcut FAQs say
    it's not possible, yet I have done it...
     
    kb, Jan 25, 2008
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    Camera Guest

    Try Nero 8.
     
    Camera, Jan 25, 2008
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    Camera Guest

    I replied wrongly to this topic,

    I would like to do it too. In XP, I delete all IsShutcut under regedit. I
    wonder whether I can do the same.
     
    Camera, Jan 25, 2008
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    Bill Martin Guest

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    kb Guest

    Thanks! I do have Nero 8 on the first laptop and not on the second. I'll try
    that.
    kb
     
    kb, Jan 25, 2008
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    Dwarf Guest

    Hi kb,

    These instructions are taken from 'Tweak Guides Twaeking Companion for
    Vista' by Koroush Ghazi. A link is given below to the utility mentioned.

    "REMOVE SHORTCUT ARROWS FROM ICONS

    All the small Shortcut Arrows which display at the bottom left of any
    shortcut icon are associated with the following Registry entry:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

    IsShortcut=

    The STRING entry above can be deleted to remove shortcuts, however this will
    cause a range of problems such as being unable to launch certain links (e.g.
    Games Explorer game links). Therefore the best way to actually remove
    shortcuts is to use a free utility called 'Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover'.
    Download and install the FxVisor program, then launch it and select the type
    of shortcut arrow appearance you like, and once your session is restarted the
    change should be applied."

    Dwarf

    http://www.frameworkx.com/Frameworkx/solution.aspx?id=632
     
    Dwarf, Jan 25, 2008
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    Dwarf Guest

    Hi kb,

    The link I gave you in my last post doesn't take you to the correct place.
    Here is the direct link to the program.
    Dwarf

    http://www.frameworkx.com/file.aspx?id=4

     
    Dwarf, Jan 25, 2008
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    kb Guest

    I can't seem to find the option in Nero 8. Can you point the way?
     
    kb, Jan 25, 2008
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    kb Guest

    Thanks Dwarf and Camera,
    I'll try these options and report back....

     
    kb, Jan 25, 2008
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    kb Guest

    Thanks to you, too, Bill. I didn't realize your comment was from a new poster.
     
    kb, Jan 25, 2008
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    kb Guest

    Frameworkx worked just fine!

    thanks again to all who helped. you were very informative and patient.

    kb

     
    kb, Jan 26, 2008
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  12. How to remove or modify the Shortcut overlay in Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...fy-the-Shortcut-overlay-in-Windows-Vista.html

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Somehow on one of my Vista Home laptops, I was given the choice to hide
    shortcut icon arrows. Now, on my other Vista Home laptop, I cannot find that
    choice. Does anyone know where to find this? Windows help Shortcut FAQs say
    it's not possible, yet I have done it...
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Jan 29, 2008
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