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redbilly

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Can the arrow on desktop shortcut Icons be removed ?
If so how ?
Many thanks
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Joeturf

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Not that I know of. The arrow is part of the icon for a shortcut itself. I don't really see why you would want to do that anyway =P.

Edited by Joeturf, 23 December 2006 - 02:46 AM.

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http://windowsxp.mvps.org/arrow.htm

There ya go.

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I've always used TweakUI.
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a simple idea is to use the blanc icon for the shorcut, that way only the name shows, just the first part of this canned then

to make an invisible folder(no text, no icon)

- make a folder on your screen,
(don't care about the name)
- right hand click and choose: properties
- click tab: customise
- click: change icon
(change icon for new folder folder appears)
- look for the padlock icon
- click on the blanc space right of the padlock icon
- click: ok
- click: apply
(folder is invisible but text remains)
- hightlight the text of the folder
- press and hold down the keyborad button: alt
- type with number pad: 255
- release the keyboard button: alt
- click icon to set

[footnote: one is supposed to tick in my computer the folder options to 'hide extensions for known type of file' which I have not done]
[footnote2: if you want to make a second invisible folder in the same place, it is alt+255 then alt+255 again, reads as double blanc folder]
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flea...he's not wanting an invisible icon....he just wants his shortcuts to not have that fun little shortcut icon with the arrow on it....

all you have to do is change the icon on the shortcut...plain and simple...just point the icon for the shortcut to thte icon file for the actual program...and it will no longer have the arrow...or at least shouldn't
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I agree with silverbeard. Why not just use TweakUI. In addition to being able to remove all of the arrows in a fell swoop, it also has a lot of other functionality that will empower your WinXP installation.

http://www.microsoft...g/NTTweakui.asp

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redbilly

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Thanks for the tips guys, But I am still unable to get the arrows to diappear

I followed all the instructions and no luck

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/arrow.htm

There ya go.

SRX660


I was unable to find one of the files shell Icons
This tweak removes the shortcut arrow

Open Regedit.exe and navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Shell Icons


I agree with silverbeard. Why not just use TweakUI. In addition to being able to remove all of the arrows in a fell swoop, it also has a lot of other functionality that will empower your WinXP installation.

http://www.microsoft...g/NTTweakui.asp

--Dan


Downloaded Tweakui and it unzips 4 files then what do I do ?

Any other simple ways ?
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