Disable Shortcut Icon Arrow Overlay in Windows Vista

August 15, 2008

The shortcut icons in Windows Vista have Huge arrows on them. If you are worried about the look of your desktop, you may not want to see the ugly arrows. Here’s some before and after pictures so you’ll know what to expect:


Shortcut Arrow Removed:

Note: Because so many people have written in about problems with the registry tweaks, I’m going to suggest that you use the FrameworkX application first, and I’m removing the registry tweaks from this page.

Preferred Method: Using Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover utility

You can download a small, free utility from Frameworkx.com that will easily let you remove the shortcut arrows without having to do any registry patches. See how easy it is:


Download Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover from frameworkx.com


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One Response to “Disable Shortcut Icon Arrow Overlay in Windows Vista”

  1. Icon Says:

    yeah i’m back! thank you ^^

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