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Thread: Remove shortcut icon arrow overlay in Windows 7 or Vista

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    @roraniel Thanks !!


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    The option to remove shortcut arrows is greyed out on mine too. I'm using 64bit 7; is that a problem?

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    Yeah, there shouldn't be space.

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    First you have to download same icon image from the google.
    Then you have to customise the window icon and then set to the downloaded icon in the desktop, your arrow will not there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie408 View Post
    First you have to download same icon image from the google.
    Then you have to customise the window icon and then set to the downloaded icon in the desktop, your arrow will not there.....
    You may have missed 9th reply.
    http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/wind...tml#post154619

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    i did the copy & paste thing on notepad but its not worked and now all my icons have got this wierd square thing on then!! grrrr! they take up half the icon and are worse than the little arrows so can someone PLEASE help me and tell me how to change it back?! iv tried deleting the file but its still the same! HELP!

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    The best way to remove the arrow is to use Ultimate Windows Tweaker created by a member of this forum. It has received many accolades and works flawlessly if you follow these directions.

    Download program.

    Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a TweakUI for Windows 7 & Vista | The Windows Club

    When you unzip the program it unzips five files.

    1. Change Log
    2. empty
    3. Read Me
    4. Ultimate Windows Tweaker.
    5. Visit The Windows Club.

    Keep the first four files in the same folder for the program to perform correctly. If you want to move the execution file (4. Ultimate Windows Tweaker) just create a shortcut to the file and move the shortcut.

    As an example I unzipped the files to a folder in my downloads folder in my Favorites Folders and left them there. Then I created a shortcut and to the file named Ultimate Windows Tweaker and moved the shortcut to my desktop.

    Open the program and click "Additional Tweaks" on the left navigation pane.

    Place a check mark in the box next to "remove arrows from shortcut icons" in the "Some additional tweaks" section.

    Click Apply and Close. It should tell you to log off. Do this, and log back in and the arrows should be gone.

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    i have done this but there is still no option to remove them! it is the only thing greyed out!!

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    Thanks very very useful.

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    Another way to do it if you don't want to install anything is to change it in your Registry Editor.
    You can click on your windows start button, type regedit in the search box, and hit enter.
    Click yes if the pop up comes up.
    Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and scroll down to lnkfile (about 1/2 way down).
    Click on lnkfile and right click IsShorcut.
    Click on rename and rename it (I just renamed mine to IsShorcutOld).
    A few minutes later all of the shortcut arrow will disappear.
    Lots of neat stuff you can change in the Registry. Just be careful.

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