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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 »

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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.
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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 »

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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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