Anyone hates shortcut arrows

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  1. endeavor's Avatar
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    CountMike said:
    Installing .NET 2.0 took few moments only, I have whole collection of all the full .NET installation. Before, when I tried thru reg hack I ended up with white space where arrows were, this way everything ended up properly.
    My point was for instance, installing .NET 2 uses a few hundred MB's of space! (if you install the other versions they all take well over a GB of space) I'm not against .NET but just for changing the Shortcuts you can use a One line entry in a reg file, which btw is not a hack, and neither is WindowsShortcutArrowEditor to change which icon is overlayed on the shortcut. The reason why you ended up with a white space was because you just used the wrong item is all.

    Anyway, I support whatever you want to do!

    My only point is simply why install a few hundred MB of .NET just to change the text writing on a shortcut, when you can do it with 1 registry entry and Zero kb.
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       #12

    To answer the OP question, no - I like to know if something is a program object or a shortcut to one.

    Could be confusing otherwise. On start screen or taskbar you don't have the arrow.

    Is it shorcuts on the desktop that is the issue? Just curious.
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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    adamf said:
    To answer the OP question, no - I like to know if something is a program object or a shortcut to one.

    Could be confusing otherwise. On start screen or taskbar you don't have the arrow.

    Is it shorcuts on the desktop that is the issue? Just curious.
    Yes, desktop icons, those arrows are overlays, overlays are handled by GPU and that can make a mess sometimes but to me it's generally annoying. I don't keep any executables on the desktop either and in W8 arrows end up BIG.
    As for .NET, other programs use them, it's not only because of this program.
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