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Remove blue arrow on Icons

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  • Hi anybody have ideas on how to remove the blue arrow from my shortcut icons on my desktop. Thanks
    Saturday, April 14, 2007 7:27 PM

Answers

  • Hi, you can use one for the following methods:

     

    1. Use TweakVI

    http://www.totalidea.com/content/tweakvi/tweakvi-index.html 

     

    2. Use Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover (FxVisor 1.0) 

    http://www.frameworkx.com/frameworkx/contentblogdetail.aspx?blog=57&id=512

     

    3. Remove the shortcut arrow from your icons by doing the following:

     

    Copy and Paste the following code into Notepad and save it as "Remove Shortcut Arrows.reg" (without the quotes)


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    @="Shortcut"
    "EditFlags"=dword:00000001
    "FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32.dll,-4153"
    "NeverShowExt"=""


     

    Manual Installation of this tweak

    1. Open Regedit (Start -> Run -> type "Regedit") (withoutquotes)
       2. Navigate to:

     HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> lnkfile (LNKFILE)

    3. Delete the following key "IsShorcut"
      4. Close REGEDIT and Restart your computer.

     

    After applying this tweak it is necessary for you to RESTART your machine so the new settings take effect.

    Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:35 PM

All replies

  • Hi, you can use one for the following methods:

     

    1. Use TweakVI

    http://www.totalidea.com/content/tweakvi/tweakvi-index.html 

     

    2. Use Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover (FxVisor 1.0) 

    http://www.frameworkx.com/frameworkx/contentblogdetail.aspx?blog=57&id=512

     

    3. Remove the shortcut arrow from your icons by doing the following:

     

    Copy and Paste the following code into Notepad and save it as "Remove Shortcut Arrows.reg" (without the quotes)


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    @="Shortcut"
    "EditFlags"=dword:00000001
    "FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32.dll,-4153"
    "NeverShowExt"=""


     

    Manual Installation of this tweak

    1. Open Regedit (Start -> Run -> type "Regedit") (withoutquotes)
       2. Navigate to:

     HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> lnkfile (LNKFILE)

    3. Delete the following key "IsShorcut"
      4. Close REGEDIT and Restart your computer.

     

    After applying this tweak it is necessary for you to RESTART your machine so the new settings take effect.

    Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:35 PM
  • Thanks Richard, Downloaded Tweak VI, that done the job.
    Sunday, April 15, 2007 9:28 PM
  • You are welcome.
    Monday, April 16, 2007 3:05 PM
  • You are welcome!
    Monday, April 16, 2007 3:06 PM