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Offline oracle

How to remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons completely !!
« on: November 25, 2010, 02:00:21 PM »


To remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons in any type of document:

a) Perform instructions described under ‘Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons’. For your convenience, steps 1 to 3 are reported here.

b) Perform instructions described under ‘Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons (2)’. For your convenience, steps 4 and 5 are reported here.

c) And finally, do the same with conferencelink, docshortcut, internetshortcut and wshfile.

So, here is a summary of all actions:

1. Start regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

4. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile
5. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

6. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ConferenceLink
7. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
8. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DocShortCut
9. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
10.Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut
11. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
12. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WSHFile
13. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

14. Close regedit.

Logoff and… Enjoy!

Note : Please note that in some cases deactivating the arrow for *.LNK files might lead to duplicate items in the Explorer Context menu.



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How to remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons completely !!
« on: November 25, 2010, 02:00:21 PM »

Offline mfoniso

Re: How to remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons completely !!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 11:14:50 PM »
Wow..! i like this, i tried it out and it works perfectly well
thanks oracle.
Please do not PM me questions, ask all your questions in the forum, for others to learn from.

Offline Sub5

Re: How to remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons completely !!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 03:11:02 PM »
I like this, my desktop is now arrow free. thanks man

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Re: How to remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons completely !!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 03:11:02 PM »

Offline oracle

Re: How to remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons completely !!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 09:58:26 AM »
Sub5,
After my exam today .. will introduce an application i stumble upon, its pretty cool, it helps to organize your desktop icon the way you want it..

 

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