Remove Shortcut Arrows In Windows XP
BEFORE EDITING THE REGISTRY ALWAYS TAKE A BACK-UP INCASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG! To take a Registry backup, open Registry Editor Go to File>Export and Export the whole registry, it takes around 200-250MB Space, for good measure, try to take a back up on a external device like, Portable HDD, Thumb Drive or CD/DVD.
By Default whenever you place an Shortcut on your desktop, for example Shortcut to Adobe Acrobat, WinXP will place an Annoying Arrow on it's left side, if lots of Icons are on desktops Your Desktop can look pretty ugly
There's a Way you can remove all the shortcut arrows! here's how:
Go To Start>Run> And Type : regedit it will open the Registry Editor, Use CTRL+F To Find the Following Keys and Delete the 'IsShortcut' value from them.
It's easier than it sounds! After Doing so, Restart Windows and Voila! No Ugly Arrows!
NOTE: For some people, Deleting These three keys doesn't work, in that case also delete 'IsShortcut' from the following Keys:
After doing so, Restart.
Last edited by dr.nil : 23-09-2006 at 02:00 PM. Reason: Fixed BBcode
Re: Remove Shortcut Arrows In Windows XP
great guide Raj.
keep it up
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