How to : Remove Vista's shortcuts arrow. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2007, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Graphic Designer
 
mssssee2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 506
Send a message via MSN to mssssee2 Send a message via Yahoo to mssssee2
Arrow How to : Remove Vista's shortcuts arrow.

In all windows's operating systems a small arrow icon is added to the original one to declare that it is a shortcut, however, it is not visually nice and you can remove it by downloading the freeware FX visor component :

Fx visor Arrow overlay removal tool for Vista
__________________

__________________
Mike from Greece, 16

mssssee2 is offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: How to : Remove Vista's shortcuts arrow.

Be careful as doing this can cause your game shortcuts to not work anymore. The files are ust .ink files not true shortcuts as they were in XP. Do this at your own caution cause if they do break. You have to go into the registry and try and find it to fix it.
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Graphic Designer
 
mssssee2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 506
Send a message via MSN to mssssee2 Send a message via Yahoo to mssssee2
Default Re: How to : Remove Vista's shortcuts arrow.

I don't think so it just replaces the arrow icon with a blank one, anyway i don't play pc games.
__________________
Mike from Greece, 16

mssssee2 is offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 09:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: How to : Remove Vista's shortcuts arrow.

That is why i put up this warning. I have used this application along with others that have done this to me. I have personal experience with this. So it DOES do it. Since the shortcut arrow is a part of the Shell Extension now removing the arrow, or even replacing it, on games causes them to not work correctly.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to remove the Linux bootloader Osiris Linux and Open Source 2 08-08-2007 09:36 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.