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Windows 7: Windows Shortcut Symbols

20 Oct 2009   #1
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Shortcut Symbols

How do you change the Windows Shortcut Symbols to make them smaller? They're ridiculous large at the moment.

There is a forum thread here How to shrink those HUGE shortcut icons in Vista - 3dGameMan: Kickass Forum that says how to fix Vista's but the link supplied 404'd.

Anyone know how to fix it? I don't want to completely remove them though.


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20 Oct 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Right click on the desktop and select view - Icons.

~Lordbob
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20 Oct 2009   #3
johngalt

 

Are you referring to the icons for each shortcut, or the arrow on each icon for the shortcut icons?
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20 Oct 2009   #4
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The arrows, sorry for being so vague.
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20 Oct 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Poketama,

The program in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below will still work in Windows 7. It will allow you to change the shortcut arrow to what you like.

Shortcut Arrow - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Oct 2009   #6
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Problem solved, thanks mate.
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21 Oct 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Poketama.
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23 Oct 2009   #8
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Problem unsolved, now the arrows show up as missing file icons:
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23 Oct 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Poketama,

You can use the tutorial below to restore the shortcut arrow.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Oct 2009   #10
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, back to the default now though lol. I'll figure it out eventually.
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