How do you remove

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sinster, May 11, 2003.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    the shortcut "arrow" on the icon without using TweakUI? Everybody telling me not to install TweakUI on my XP machine.
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    No reason not to install TweakUI it doesn't do any bad things.

    But since you asked, delete "IsShortcut" from:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (thats LNK, not INK)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut
     
  3. yoyo

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    Do install TweakUi.

    You now can no longer say "everybody".

    Actually the way TweakUi removes the shortcut arrow is better than how other tweak utilities do it.
    TweakUi replaces the shortcut arrow icon overlay with a transparent one, the other modify the registry value for LNKFILE.
    The latter way often causes duplicate items in Explorer context menus.

    It is possible to do it without TweakUi,
    change or create this registry key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Shell Icons
    29 REG_SZ C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,51

    reboot

    You may have to delete the icon cache (iconcache.db in C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Local Settings\Application Data)
    and kill and restart the explore.exe process in task manager.

    TweakUi is easier.
     
  4. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    Thx...
    I will put Tweak XP back on my machine.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    You mean TweakUI right?
     
  6. sboulema

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    ooooh confusing tweak ui, tweak xp :blink:
    either i use tweak-xp and imvery happy with it
     
  7. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    I tried doing that with Tweak UI in win98 and it didn 't.

    James
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You are using xp, aren't you????? You must get tweak UI for xp not '98.
    Over here.
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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  10. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    Thanks guys I got it working.

    James