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Annoying arrows

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Registered: 30-08-2007

Annoying arrows

Every now and then I try to remove the ugly overlay short-cut arrows on desktop icons in Win 7.
A software routine exists to remove them that was designed for Win Vista, and I have used it successfully in a Win 7 that was upgraded over Win Vista. However, it doesn't work in straight original Win 7.
Anyone know of a Win 7 routine to achieve arrow-less icons?
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Re: Annoying arrows

Does this help?
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/removing-shortcut-arrow-tweakui-f...
The blank ico looks a safe option
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Re: Annoying arrows

This is the easiest one I could find for you,
http://www.blogsdna.com/2064/how-to-remove-windows-7-shortcut-extension-and-shortcut-arrow-icon.htm
The only icon I have on my desktop is the recycle bin so it doesn't affect me.
Edit :
I just read a few reviews and most people say this doesn't work.
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Re: Annoying arrows