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    Default Arrows on icons

    Hi all,

    Just installed Win 7 (upgrading from Vista) yesterday. I want to get rid of these darn arrows all over my desktop icons.



    In searching for an answer I ran across Ultimate Windows Tweaker, very nice!

    However, the one thing I wanted to do, get rid of the arrows, is greyed out. Checked, but greyed out. I don't see any other options greyed out like that.

    What does that mean and is there a way I can use this?

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    Welcome,
    I hope this will help you

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    Disable Shortcut Icon Arrow Overlay in Windows 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek -- this should help.

    @Leo the link you posted hides the icon name, if I'm right, @Chris wants to hide the short cut arrow overlay.
    Last edited by iMav; 2nd January 2010 at 14:52.

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    @ iMav: oh yes, sorry, you are right.

    @ Chris: please ignore my suggestion and follow the iMav's directions, thank you

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    Pls check this too; Gives more options: Remove Shortcut Arrows or Customize Shortcut Icons in Windows 7 and Vista

    Perhaps r.k can tell why that option was grayed out ...

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    I applied iMav's solution in the linked tutorial the other day. Works perfectly. Just a little word of warning: You will not be able to tell links from files any more unless you look in Properties. It is applied system wide.

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    That happened to me when I tried running it from an external drive. When I copied the file to my c: drive it worked. Is that the case here?

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    well everyone have there own preferences, I don't find these shortcut arrows annoying

    Do this thing will increase in performance or productivity ??

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    ^^ They look ugly when you have too many short cuts on the desktop. One or two short cuts is fine, more than that don't look good. No performance or productivity effect either way.

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    Got it, thank you!

    Wow, this forum didn't look that busy when I just browsed through it, but I got several responses within hours! I wish the members of my own forum were so responsive!!!

    Very impressive, and thanks again!

    Chris

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