Windows 7 Remove Shortcut Arrows

Discussion in 'Desktop Customization' started by stealth2920, May 6, 2009.

  1. stealth2920

    stealth2920 New Member

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    How do you get rid of the shortcut arrows on the icons? tweakui did it for XP.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    You have to perform a manual registry edit.

    However, removing the shortcut arrow can cause problems.

    Warning: If you choose None, you cannot differentiate between the shortcut and the actual file/folder. You may end-up copying a shortcut to a file in situations where you need the original file. Hence, setting the arrow to None is not advisable.

    Another warning:

    Note : Please note that in some cases deactivating the arrow for *.LNK files might lead to duplicate items in the Explorer Context menu.

    I would advise you don't do it.
     
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