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Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Bman, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Is there anyway you can remove the little arrow from the corner of the icon without using TweakUI?
     
  2. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    You could always try replacing the icon from in shell32 (or wherever its stored) with a transparent icon
     
  3. Smith

    Smith Guest

    Try the following:

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    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT] 
    
    Type: REG_SZ 
    Name: lnkfile \ InternetShortcut \ piffile 
    Value: Delete “IsShortCut” from each key 
    
    
    If that doesn't do it, run a search for more.
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    i dont understand that where do i go in regedit? HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, i know.
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/lnkfile/

    Scroll down when you open HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
     
  6. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I dont have that file. And I cant add it for some reason.
     
  7. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Thread moved...
     
  8. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Here's how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows XP.

    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    You may need to restart Windows XP.

    From : http://www.rdisruption.com/xp/xp00035.htm

    or:

    "To remove the Shortcut Overlay, browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Lnkfile

    Select the IsShortcut value name in the right hand pane and delete it.

    You will need to Logoff/Logon to see the change."

    From : http://www.mydesktophelp.com/tips/win131.htm

    Why cant you just use TweakUI?! ;)
     
  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Oh wait, i found it and it worked!! Thanks
     
  10. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    How do I make a reg file that deletetes just that value and not the rest of the key?

    Reason being is that I have a massive registry file that I merge after a new installation that disables unecessary services, changes all my settings how I like them, etc. and I want this to be a part of it.
     
  11. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    That would be

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    "IsShortcut"=-



    Btw removing the shortcut arrow this way can cause duplicate items in Explorers context menu. The TweakUI way of replacing the arrow overlay icon with a transparent one is far better.
     
  12. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Opps! I got confused. That's not what I want to do. I LIKE the arrow to differentiate between the real file and the shortcut. I want to get rid of "Shortcut to".