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

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  1. Posts : 92
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       25 Aug 2015 #120

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I tried it for a few days a while back, but removed it after a few days, messed up my registry once, and that was the end of Windows Manager. I don't mind paying for a program that I like and trust, but when it screws my computer, no way. I also used to use Tweak for windows, its very much like your Windows manager, stopped using about 2 years ago. Prefer now to make the changes myself. Plus you have to upgrade every year and pay......don't like that much.
    When using any program of this type you have to be careful. I do not use any of the automatic cleaning parts. I only use the parts that I know will not harm my PC. I have used this program since Windows Vista Manger and it is the best of it's type on the market. One just has to use it responsively. It is free for 30 days I believe and it is well worth the price.
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #121

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Dick,

    The yellow/blue shield overlay is for UAC to let you know that it will require administrator approval to "Run as administrator" when opened.
    Well Brink I found a way to remove all those yellow/blue shields from the shortcut icons!!! Took me a while, but no more dam yellow/blue shields on my desktop. Ahhhhhhhhh Always makes ya feel good when you beat Microsoft.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
    Thread Starter
       25 Aug 2015 #122

    Please send me a PM with details so not to take this tutorial off topic.
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  4.    25 Aug 2015 #123

    Brink said: View Post
    Please send me a PM with details so not to take this tutorial off topic.
    I will do Brink, just need to give me some time, so I can write down all the steps it took me. Take me a few mins.
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  5. Posts : 24
    Windows 10,Ubuntu
       05 Oct 2015 #124

    Tried the first method , and overlay is not going away

    As for 2nd method I don't have shell icons(see image)
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  6.    05 Oct 2015 #125

    Amythyr said: View Post
    Tried the first method , and overlay is not going away

    As for 2nd method I don't have shell icons(see image)
    Read the instructions again, there is a NOTE telling you how to create the key if its not there.
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  7.    24 Oct 2015 #126

    I just came across Winaero Tweaker (winaero.com). Only tried the shortcut arrow option which worked for me. Haven't tried the other options. Anyone else have any experience with this freebie?
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  8.    18 Nov 2015 #127

    RichStone said: View Post
    Brink, thanks for these great downloads. They're very useful and I'm storing them in a folder for future use in case I need them.

    You refer to a black solid square in your post. I'm not sure if that's what I'm getting now I've removed the arrow but on every shortcut icon I can now see a very thin pale square the size of the whole icon that seems to be in the background and it does seem to be transparent. Even after restarting my PC, it is still there. Any ideas on how to remove it?

    Rich
    I realize everyone's taste is different. But for ME, the faint square is a PLUS, because it tells me which are shortcuts and which are not, while being so faint that it's not in any way annoying or unattractive.
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  9.    24 Nov 2015 #128

    Hi!

    So I tested this methods bit nothing worked...

    My tip, just have this :

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons"

    Create (if needed) string value and name it "29". That's all. Just 29. No value data and restart "explorer.exe" service.



    We have this :



    Delete the new string value to have the arrow shortcut.

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  10.    24 Nov 2015 #129

    BlackHeart666 said: View Post
    Hi!

    So I tested this methods bit nothing worked...

    My tip, just have this :

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons"

    Create (if needed) string value and name it "29". That's all. Just 29. No value data and restart "explorer.exe" service.



    We have this :



    Delete the new string value to have the arrow shortcut.

    I have done the same thing...almost, only thing different was I added Blank.ico into system32 folder and into Shell Icons.
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