arrows on desktop shortcuts

  Ian Rolfe 16:41 14 Nov 2005
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Some time ago PC Advisor published details of a programme that removed those annoying arrows from the desktop shortcuts I've created. I've got that installed and working beautifully on my Win XP Home computer. I now have also a Win XP Professional computer and would very much like to find this programme again. Can anyone help?

Ian

  Skyver 16:44 14 Nov 2005

TweakUI, Explorer/Shortcut/Shortcut Overlay

click here

  DieSse 17:39 14 Nov 2005

But it's quite iportant to know what's a shortcut and what isn't. If you delete a shortcut, it does not delete what the shortcut refers to. If it isn't a shortcut, it'll delete the item itself.

Without the arrows, how will you know the difference.

I'm intrigued as to why you find them an annoyance?

  ashdav 23:59 14 Nov 2005

click here
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
down load and install.
Double click on Explorer. Click on shortcut then tick the NONE box

  ashdav 00:01 15 Nov 2005

Sorry. Link is not very clear.
On the right of the linked page scroll down to Tweak UI and download that. Direct link click here

  ACOLYTE 01:07 15 Nov 2005

Regseeker from click here lets you remove the arrows from shortcuts,it is also a good app for cleaning the reg,removing the OE splash screen and other things.

  David4637 14:04 15 Nov 2005

You don't need to know whether its a short cut or a "directly connected icon". I removed the arrows by finding them in the regsitry. Can't remember the find string now, if you require someone will tell you. David

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