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    IanDSamson Guest

    Default Vista: Desktop Icon Arrows

    Ever since Windows 95, I have hated the arrows on desktop shortcuts. When
    PowerTools was developed and released, I had found a way to get rid of those
    arrows. Since it worked in Win98, Win98SE and Windows 2000, I am hoping it
    will work with Vista Business 32, hence my writing the group now to ask first
    before I do something destructive to the OS by installing a Windows 95
    PowerTool.

    Has anyone received the secret of ridding one's desktop of those AWFUL
    ARROWS that cover one corner of one's desktop icons? Please let me know.



  2. #2
    Gordon Guest

    Default Re: Vista: Desktop Icon Arrows

    "IanDSamson" <IanDSamson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F3B3B512-9913-4C5F-926D-3CDA2E6A91B8@microsoft.com...
    > Ever since Windows 95, I have hated the arrows on desktop shortcuts. When
    > PowerTools was developed and released, I had found a way to get rid of
    > those
    > arrows. Since it worked in Win98, Win98SE and Windows 2000, I am hoping it
    > will work with Vista Business 32, hence my writing the group now to ask
    > first
    > before I do something destructive to the OS by installing a Windows 95
    > PowerTool.
    >
    > Has anyone received the secret of ridding one's desktop of those AWFUL
    > ARROWS that cover one corner of one's desktop icons? Please let me know.




    Disable Shortcut Icon Arrow Overlay in Windows Vista :: the How-To ...:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/



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    Paul Smith Guest

    Default Re: Vista: Desktop Icon Arrows

    "IanDSamson" <IanDSamson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F3B3B512-9913-4C5F-926D-3CDA2E6A91B8@microsoft.com...
    > Ever since Windows 95, I have hated the arrows on desktop shortcuts. When
    > PowerTools was developed and released, I had found a way to get rid of
    > those
    > arrows. Since it worked in Win98, Win98SE and Windows 2000, I am hoping it
    > will work with Vista Business 32, hence my writing the group now to ask
    > first
    > before I do something destructive to the OS by installing a Windows 95
    > PowerTool.
    >
    > Has anyone received the secret of ridding one's desktop of those AWFUL
    > ARROWS that cover one corner of one's desktop icons? Please let me know.


    The link Gordon provided in his post will work. But be advised it will
    break the Games Explorer.

    --
    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/
    http://www.windowsresource.net/

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    Gordon Guest

    Default Re: Vista: Desktop Icon Arrows

    "Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > The link Gordon provided in his post will work. But be advised it will
    > break the Games Explorer.
    >


    What is the "games explorer"?


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    Slap Guest

    Default Re: Vista: Desktop Icon Arrows



    "IanDSamson" <IanDSamson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F3B3B512-9913-4C5F-926D-3CDA2E6A91B8@microsoft.com...
    >
    > Has anyone received the secret of ridding one's desktop of those AWFUL
    > ARROWS that cover one corner of one's desktop icons? Please let me know.


    I don't have a problem with the shortcut arrows. Never have. They bother
    you? Weird. Anyway they exist under my XP boot but I like a super clean
    display under Vista and have no icons on the desktop. None. Still if an
    arrow bothers you... well you have some problems.
    --



  6. #6
    Karl Snooks Guest

    Default Re: Vista: Desktop Icon Arrows

    Ian,
    Download Vista Shortcut Manager from www.frameworkx.com

    karl

    "IanDSamson" <IanDSamson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F3B3B512-9913-4C5F-926D-3CDA2E6A91B8@microsoft.com...
    Ever since Windows 95, I have hated the arrows on desktop shortcuts. When
    PowerTools was developed and released, I had found a way to get rid of those
    arrows. Since it worked in Win98, Win98SE and Windows 2000, I am hoping it
    will work with Vista Business 32, hence my writing the group now to ask first
    before I do something destructive to the OS by installing a Windows 95
    PowerTool.

    Has anyone received the secret of ridding one's desktop of those AWFUL
    ARROWS that cover one corner of one's desktop icons? Please let me know.

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    Download the Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover from FrameworkX. For more arrow customisation options, see this.

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