removing shortcut box w/arrow on desktop icon(18 posts)
Whether this was intended for Vista or an older Windows, I will post the XP fix for this as well. Use Tweak UI, the Microsoft Powertoy. It has a plethora of useful tweaks.
To change the shortcut arrow, open Tweak UI and go to Explorer>Shortcut. I prefer the "light arrow" option, but you can turn it off or set a custom arrow.
Be a bit wary when using "tweak" type programs they can really mess up your system. Be sure to make a restore point before using. But better still, make the registry changes yourself, and if something goes wrong, at least you know how to change it back.
I am wary of Tweak programs as well, but this one comes directly from Microsoft. I would think that Windows and Microsoft's own Tweak program would mesh quite well, but with Microsoft you never know.. XD
i run and install only xp pro on my computers that i use or sell. tried vista on my laptop when it first came out and it crashed 3 times before i gave up on it. haven't tried since.
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