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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

Hey,

How can I hide the arrow on my desktop to a quick-link for example Firefox... Don't know how to ask it.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:21 AM

Easiest Way: http://download.cnet.com/Vista-Shortcut-Overlay-Remover/3000-2072_4-10608910.html

Don't worry that it says it's for Vista - it works fine with W7

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

Thanks for the answer... But why do they put ads in the download? Posted Image

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

This is from Microsoft Forums, it may help without having to go through the crapware.....

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/need-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7/a1dd9d6b-5e5d-4df6-ba11-e52d3b5711c5

The Ultimate Windows Tweaker has the feature your looking for under Additional Tweaks --> Some additional tweaks --> Remove arrows from Shortcut Icons

I think you have to log off and then log back on for changes to take affect.

Edited by Firefoxthebomb, 11 October 2012 - 10:20 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

Thanks, it works! This one can be deleted..

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

Glad it works, just curious which one did you use?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

The second.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

Thanks, just asking for anyone else that my be following the thread and looking for the same solution....

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

I've been using and recommending Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover since it was first introduced. It IS NOT what you rever to as crapware nor does it introduce crapware onto your system. You apparently clicked on the wrong link at CNET and it was CNET that wanted to install various items, not the software itself.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

Sorry if I was misunderstood, I was not saying that the product you recommended was crapware..... I was refering to the stuff cnet wanted to install/bundle with the download. It is quite possible that they clicked on the wrong link as you stated. Cnet is getting bad about doing this now.... Shame on them....

By the way, the one I mentioned does not require an install as well....

Sorry for the confusion....

Edited by Firefoxthebomb, 11 October 2012 - 11:00 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

Well, it works, that's good enough for me.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

Easiest Way: http://download.cnet.com/Vista-Shortcut-Overlay-Remover/3000-2072_4-10608910.html

Don't worry that it says it's for Vista - it works fine with W7


FWIW, alternate d/l link, 32 & 64 bit, no CNET crapware. Posted Image http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3606-shortcut-arrow-change-remove-restore.html?filter[2]=Appearance%20Personalize




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