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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 12:05:04 AM

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Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
from the overall look of things.

Hope someone can help with this.. ;) 

Ciao for now,


JPHR

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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 4:17:57 AM

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Hi Jeffery,

Under Tweakui, navigate to Explorer > Shortcut and select 'none'. This will remove the overlay icon.
Download TweakUI from:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

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Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
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http://www.mvps.org

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"Jeffrey Phear" <JeffreyPhear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7F68595D-186A-44D1-9442-049643043628@microsoft.com...
> Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
> shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
> from the overall look of things.
>
> Hope someone can help with this.. ;) 
>
> Ciao for now,
>
>
> JPHR
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 4:17:58 AM

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Thanks ;)  I had TweakUI but I hadn't looked at it too much..

Appreciate the help.

Ciao..

"Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Jeffery,
>
> Under Tweakui, navigate to Explorer > Shortcut and select 'none'. This will remove the overlay icon.
> Download TweakUI from:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "Jeffrey Phear" <JeffreyPhear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7F68595D-186A-44D1-9442-049643043628@microsoft.com...
> > Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
> > shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
> > from the overall look of things.
> >
> > Hope someone can help with this.. ;) 
> >
> > Ciao for now,
> >
> >
> > JPHR
>
>
>
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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 11:43:15 AM

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Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:49500593-0984-478B-9B51-8F8C34934548@microsoft.com,
Jeffrey Phear <JeffreyPhear@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Thanks ;)  I had TweakUI but I hadn't looked at it too much..
>
> Appreciate the help.
>
> Ciao..
>
> "Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Hi Jeffery,
>>
>> Under Tweakui, navigate to Explorer > Shortcut and select 'none'.
>> This will remove the overlay icon. Download TweakUI from:
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://www.mvps.org
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> "Jeffrey Phear" <JeffreyPhear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:7F68595D-186A-44D1-9442-049643043628@microsoft.com...
>>> Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon
>>> that shows up shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow
>>> just takes so much away from the overall look of things.
>>>
>>> Hope someone can help with this.. ;) 
>>>
>>> Ciao for now,
>>>
>>>
>>> JPHR
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 11:53:16 AM

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In news:7F68595D-186A-44D1-9442-049643043628@microsoft.com,
Jeffrey Phear <JeffreyPhear@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon
> that
> shows up shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow
> just
> takes so much away from the overall look of things.


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/powert...
(if you have SP1 or SP2 installed) or
http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install...
(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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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 2:36:16 PM

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"=?Utf-8?B?SmVmZnJleSBQaGVhcg==?=" wrote in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
>shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
>from the overall look of things.

Download Tweak UI from Microsoft's site
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...

But even though you _can_ remove the arrows, it may not be wise. It
can make a difference sometimes whether you're manipulating a
shortcut or the actual program.

--

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 2:55:19 AM

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You are welcome Jeffrey !

--

Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
http://www.mvps.org

Folder customizations
http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


"Jeffrey Phear" <JeffreyPhear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:49500593-0984-478B-9B51-8F8C34934548@microsoft.com...
> Thanks ;)  I had TweakUI but I hadn't looked at it too much..
>
> Appreciate the help.
>
> Ciao..
>
> "Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Hi Jeffery,
>>
>> Under Tweakui, navigate to Explorer > Shortcut and select 'none'. This will remove the overlay
>> icon.
>> Download TweakUI from:
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://www.mvps.org
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> "Jeffrey Phear" <JeffreyPhear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7F68595D-186A-44D1-9442-049643043628@microsoft.com...
>> > Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
>> > shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
>> > from the overall look of things.
>> >
>> > Hope someone can help with this.. ;) 
>> >
>> > Ciao for now,
>> >
>> >
>> > JPHR
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 5:22:44 PM

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Stan Brown wrote:
> "=?Utf-8?B?SmVmZnJleSBQaGVhcg==?=" wrote in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>
>>Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
>>shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
>
>>from the overall look of things.
>
> Download Tweak UI from Microsoft's site
>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...
>
>
> But even though you _can_ remove the arrows, it may not be wise. It
> can make a difference sometimes whether you're manipulating a
> shortcut or the actual program.
>
I've found that I can just: Right-click on the title; select "rename"
and type in a new name for the icon: "WP10", "C-Drive", "Q-Time Player",
etc. It won't remove the arrow - but does eliminate the "Shortcut to"
that takes up so much extra space. Hope that helps!

Molin Vardo
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 5:23:12 PM

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Stan Brown wrote:
> "=?Utf-8?B?SmVmZnJleSBQaGVhcg==?=" wrote in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>
>>Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
>>shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
>
>>from the overall look of things.
>
> Download Tweak UI from Microsoft's site
>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...
>
>
> But even though you _can_ remove the arrows, it may not be wise. It
> can make a difference sometimes whether you're manipulating a
> shortcut or the actual program.
>
I've found that I can just: Right-click on the title; select "rename"
and type in a new name for the icon: "WP10", "C-Drive", "Q-Time Player",
etc. It won't remove the arrow - but does eliminate the "Shortcut to"
that takes up so much extra space. Hope that helps!

Molin Vardo
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 7:10:31 PM

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In news:42221E20.4080901@iglou.com,
Molin Vardo <tovitox@iglou.com> typed:

> I've found that I can just: Right-click on the title; select
> "rename"
> and type in a new name for the icon: "WP10", "C-Drive", "Q-Time
> Player", etc. It won't remove the arrow - but does eliminate
> the
> "Shortcut to" that takes up so much extra space. Hope that
> helps!


Renaming isn't necessary. Use TweakUI, and on it's General tab,
turn off the putting of the "Shortcut to" there in the first
place.

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Anonymous
February 28, 2005 4:21:12 AM

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"Ken Blake" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>In news:42221E20.4080901@iglou.com,
>Molin Vardo <tovitox@iglou.com> typed:
>
>> I've found that I can just: Right-click on the title; select
>> "rename"
>> and type in a new name for the icon: "WP10", "C-Drive", "Q-Time
>> Player", etc. It won't remove the arrow - but does eliminate
>> the
>> "Shortcut to" that takes up so much extra space. Hope that
>> helps!
>
>
>Renaming isn't necessary. Use TweakUI, and on it's General tab,
>turn off the putting of the "Shortcut to" there in the first
>place.

Which release of TweakUI? I've got 2.10.0.0, and I don't see
anything like that on the "General" tab _or the "Shortcut" tab. In
my TweakUI, that setting is on the "Explorer" tab.

--

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
Anonymous
February 28, 2005 1:27:42 PM

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In news:38frimF5o1ffoU6@individual.net,
Stan Brown <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> typed:

> "Ken Blake" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>> In news:42221E20.4080901@iglou.com,
>> Molin Vardo <tovitox@iglou.com> typed:
>>
>>> I've found that I can just: Right-click on the title; select
>>> "rename"
>>> and type in a new name for the icon: "WP10", "C-Drive",
>>> "Q-Time
>>> Player", etc. It won't remove the arrow - but does eliminate
>>> the
>>> "Shortcut to" that takes up so much extra space. Hope that
>>> helps!
>>
>>
>> Renaming isn't necessary. Use TweakUI, and on it's General
>> tab,
>> turn off the putting of the "Shortcut to" there in the first
>> place.
>
> Which release of TweakUI? I've got 2.10.0.0, and I don't see
> anything like that on the "General" tab _or the "Shortcut" tab.
> In
> my TweakUI, that setting is on the "Explorer" tab.


Sorry, the "Explorer" tab is correct. "General" was a typo (or
brain fart), as was "it's" instead of "its."

--
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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 4:58:01 PM

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Stan Brown wrote:
> "=?Utf-8?B?SmVmZnJleSBQaGVhcg==?=" wrote in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>
>>Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
>>shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
>
>>from the overall look of things.
>
> Download Tweak UI from Microsoft's site
>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...
>
>
> But even though you _can_ remove the arrows, it may not be wise. It
> can make a difference sometimes whether you're manipulating a
> shortcut or the actual program.
>
I've found that I can just: Right-click on the title; select "rename"
and type in a new name for the icon: "WP10", "C-Drive", "Q-Time Player",
etc. It won't remove the arrow - but does eliminate the "Shortcut to"
that takes up so much extra space. Hope that helps!

Molin Vardo
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 3:28:46 PM

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Windows counts how many times you delete Shortcut To on an icon. When you do it three times it no longer prefaces Shortcut To on new shortcuts.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Link=

Link starts at 15 or 20 and is decremented by 5 each time you delete Shortcut To. Once it reaches 0 no more Shortcut To.

I never did discover why it counted by 5 rather than 1.
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"Molin Vardo" <tovitox@iglou.com> wrote in message news:422B52B9.9040909@iglou.com...
> Stan Brown wrote:
>> "=?Utf-8?B?SmVmZnJleSBQaGVhcg==?=" wrote in
>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>>
>>>Is there anyway to remove the little black and white arrow icon that shows up
>>>shortcut icons? I have some nice icons and that arrow just takes so much away
>>
>>>from the overall look of things.
>>
>> Download Tweak UI from Microsoft's site
>>
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...
>>
>>
>> But even though you _can_ remove the arrows, it may not be wise. It
>> can make a difference sometimes whether you're manipulating a
>> shortcut or the actual program.
>>
> I've found that I can just: Right-click on the title; select "rename"
> and type in a new name for the icon: "WP10", "C-Drive", "Q-Time Player",
> etc. It won't remove the arrow - but does eliminate the "Shortcut to"
> that takes up so much extra space. Hope that helps!
>
> Molin Vardo
!