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Whenever I create a shortcut, the icon has an arrow in it. I seem to
remember that there was a tool/tweak to remove that arrow but don't know
where to find it.

TIA for you help.

John
 
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In news:41CB4F57.5986BC23@aol.com,
John Smith <jsmith@aol.com> typed:

> Whenever I create a shortcut, the icon has an arrow in it. I
> seem to
> remember that there was a tool/tweak to remove that arrow but
> don't
> know where to find it.

You can get rid of the arrows with a registry edit, or more
easily and more safely by using the free TweakUI, downloadable as
part of Microsoft PowerToys at
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
(if you have SP1 or SP2 installed) or
http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
(or if you don't have SP1 or SP2).

However, my recommendation is that you do *not* do this. The
arrows serve an important function--providing quick visual
identification of a shortcut. If you remove the arrows, you run
the substantial risk that sooner or later you will delete
something you wanted to keep, thinking that you were just
deleting a shortcut to it. I would either leave the arrows as
they are, or alternatively use the TweakUI option of light
arrows, which are somewhat less visible that the regular ones.


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