How do I get rid of the shortcut arrow?

  jackthelad71 16:09 23 May 2008

I used to know how but have forgoten in my old age
Can Anyone advise, Thank You

  rossgolf 16:10 23 May 2008

search google for TWEAKUI
or the alternative for vista TWEAK****(cant remember the last coupel of letters)

  Technotiger 16:16 23 May 2008

Teak UI is in Powertoys for Windows, which you might already have in your Start>All programs ...

  woodchip 16:19 23 May 2008

xp power-toys, as above the tweak utility in it does\what you weant click here

  mgmcc 22:50 23 May 2008

"TweakVI" will remove them in Vista click here

1. Start regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

  audeal 14:31 24 May 2008

jackthelad71, Can I point out to you that the arrow on your shortcuts are there for a reason, they are to warn you that the icon is a shortcut and not a program file.

I used to delete these arrows some years ago and found to my horror that in doing so, when I coppied a program file to another drive I ,in fact, coppied a shortcut and not the program file.

When attempting to start up the program it would not work. On checking the reason I found that I had tried opening the program with a shortcut. I had lost the program altogether.

This is a warning to let you know that what you are trying to do has it's pitfalls and can put you in trouble if you should get it wrong. If you do go ahead with removing the arrows then you should take care that you are moving or copying the correct icon/file. Getting it wrong has cost me dear in the past.

  jackthelad71 18:09 24 May 2008

I thank you all for the trouble you went to and
I now am able to solve my problem.I also took
note of what audeal said.

  Technotiger 18:58 24 May 2008

No trouble at all - thanks for your feedback.

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