Remove shortcut arrows from icons?

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Jordan H. writes:

" I would be ever so grateful to know the secret to removing those annoying arrows on shortcuts which are sent to the Desktop ... is there a simple way to undo the arrows? I would be very interested to know how. "

My response:

Microsoft's TweakUI can remove the shortcut arrows.

Once you have downloaded and installed it on your machine, launch TweakUI (details below) and click on the Explorer tab. Uncheck the box next to "Prefix 'Shortcut to' on new shortcuts" and click OK.

Microsoft's TweakUI (which is also bundled with PowerToys), may be downloaded from Microsoft's web site.

PowerToys for Windows NT, 9x, ME, and 2000:

To start TweakUI, go to the Control Panel (Start -> Settings -> Control Panel).

PowerToys For Windows XP:

To start TweakUI, use the TweakUI shortcut in your Start Menu (not the Control Panel), or run \windows\system32\tweakui.exe.

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