Remove arrows from shortcuts

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  1. Posts : 161
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       #11

    CountMike said: View Post
    Except for programs/applications directly running from Desktop folder, all icons are shortcuts but arrows appear only on shortcuts placed by user.
    What's an example of a shortcut which doesn't have an arrow because it wasn't placed by a user?
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    NMI said: View Post
    What's an example of a shortcut which doesn't have an arrow because it wasn't placed by a user?
    One example is when a program places an desktop icon during it-s installation. Another one is when a portable program is placed in Desktop folder.
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  3.    #13

    Remove Arrows from shortcuts


    Brink said: View Post
    Motim,
    Did you try the blank option in step 2 of Option 1 using the transparent.ico in the yellow Tip box?
    Hello and Thanks.
    I tried everything - nothing worked. Searched the internet and found a small portable program
    named"UltimateWinTweeker4.zip", used it only to remove those arrows - it worked.
    I was curious what it did in the registry, opened it and the key "Shell icons" was 29 and the text was "C:\ProgramData\empty.ico".
    Now some question: Can I get back the nice "Defender" window as on the previous system, please see attached screenshot.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Defender Window.jpg  
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  4. Posts : 161
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903
       #14

    CountMike said: View Post
    One example is when a program places an desktop icon during its installation.
    That always has an arrow as it is a shortcut.

    CountMike said: View Post
    Another one is when a portable program is placed in Desktop folder.
    That never has an arrow as it's not a shortcut..
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  5. Posts : 161
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903
       #15

    Motim said: View Post
    Now some question: Can I get back the nice "Defender" window as on the previous system, please see attached screenshot.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
    No, I don't think you can: What's new with Windows Defender Security Center in the April 2018 Update
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18917
       #16

    Motim said: View Post
    Hello and Thanks.
    I tried everything - nothing worked. Searched the internet and found a small portable program
    named"UltimateWinTweeker4.zip", used it only to remove those arrows - it worked.
    I was curious what it did in the registry, opened it and the key "Shell icons" was 29 and the text was "C:\ProgramData\empty.ico".
    Now some question: Can I get back the nice "Defender" window as on the previous system, please see attached screenshot.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim

    Odd. That's the same method the tutorial below uses.

    Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10

    Just to verify, did you follow all the steps exactly? I just tested on my system to see if something may have changed, but Option 1 and 2 still works for me.
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  7.    #17

    NMI said: View Post
    That always has an arrow as it is a shortcut.


    That never has an arrow as it's not a shortcut..
    Exactly but it's a link (.lnk) just as any shortcut. There can also be an .exe of a portable program.
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  8. Posts : 161
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903
       #18

    CountMike said: View Post
    Exactly but it's a link (.lnk) just as any shortcut. There can also be an .exe of a portable program.
    So no example of a shortcut which doesn't have an arrow because it wasn't placed by a user?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Internet Security Specialty.
       #19

    Ztruker said: View Post
    How do you tell if an icon represents a shortcut or not if there is no arrow?
    Exactly!

    You can't tell (at first glance) if it is an Application or a Shortcut.
    I'd say to leave it alone.

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