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Remove arrow from shortcut items

Plz help me to remove arrow from shortcut items

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Re: remove arrow from shortcut items


If you are referring to the Shortcut overlay, there are several methods that can remove, replace or customized it.

In Windows XP:
Perhaps the easiest would be to download, install and configure using Tweak UI for XP ;

Alternately, edit your Registry. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Highlight "lnkfile. Delete the Registry Value IsShortcut REG_SZ. Rebbot

In Windows Vista:
Probably the easiest would be to download, install and configure using Frameworkx’s Windows Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover .

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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Create a shortcut

Open the folder or directory that contains the program you wish to create a shortcut for.

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