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Windows 7: Desktop shortcut icon's arrow size.


06 Mar 2012   #1

Win 7 Pro. 64 Bit
 
 
Desktop shortcut icon's arrow size.

How can I reduce size of the SHORTCUT ARROW on icons, for very hi-rez desktops?
I have 30 in. monitor (2600X1900 res.) I have too many shortcuts, so I have to keep them smallest, but arrows are not proportionally small. They are covering most of the icon area, thus I can't see the content of the icon.


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06 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

You can try installing some third party icon packs. Some of these icon packs have better looking shortcut icons, possibly with smaller shortcut arrows beside them. Some third party themes also come with such icon packs but they are harder to install.
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06 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dogan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if changing the shortcut arrow to the "Light Arrow", or one of your own, in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below may work for.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Mar 2012   #4

Win 7 Pro. 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
You can try installing some third party icon packs. Some of these icon packs have better looking shortcut icons, possibly with smaller shortcut arrows beside them. Some third party themes also come with such icon packs but they are harder to install.
I am already using my own icons, and when you have 600 icons on the desktop for several years, you memorize the icons graphically, rather than reading their descriptions. (This is the whole advantage of making icons at the first place, isn'it ?)
Thus, I would not purchase third party icon making software to memorize them all again.
What a pain!
Thank you.
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06 Mar 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro. 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Dogan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if changing the shortcut arrow to the "Light Arrow", or one of your own, in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below may work for.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I have tried option-1 , & chosen to get rid of "arrows" completely what a relief!
Should ask for this long time ago
Thank you so much Shawn.
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06 Mar 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Dogan. I'm glad that was able to work for you.
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