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Shortcut arrows

By mn16 ·
Does anyone know how to get rid of those annoying arrows that are created on top of a programs' shortcut icon?

Thanks, Mathias Nagy

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Shortcut arrows

There is a Registry entry to change to control this. I have never looked for this entry, though.
I always change this from within TweakUI, the Microsoft free REgistry tweak program they have out. You can change it from the big arrow that is the default to either a smaller arrow, nothing at all, or your own custom picture.

Here is the download link for TweakUI for XP:

If you have a different Windows version, then we will have to find TweakUI for that version.

hope this helsp

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by mn16 In reply to

Thanks Joseph. I'll take your advice and get TweakUI.

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by TheChas In reply to Shortcut arrows

As Joseph stated, installing TweakUI for your version of Windows is the easiest and safest way to adjust the shortcut arrow, and many other Windows User Interface options.

For Windows 98, if ALL updates are installed, you can no longer change or remove the arrow on shortcuts.
When Microsoft fixed a security issue with Shell32.dll, they also disabled the option to change the appearance of shortcut icons.

If removing the arrows is more important to you than system security, you need to replace shell32.dll with the older version.


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by mn16 In reply to

Very interesting! Thanks Chas.

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