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Windows 7: desktop problems

26 Jul 2009   #1
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 
desktop problems

I have installed Win 7 RTM and then I added some internet site shortcuts. The problem is the icon is covered with a white icon. The white icon is a familiar one that looks like a page with some small spots on it. Anyway, how can I remove the unwanted icon. Just re-read this. The system icons (folders, recycle, etc) are fine. Only the website shortcuts each have this white icon over the regular icon.


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26 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

donnyb

try deleting and then re-creating the shortcuts.
Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if that doesn't work, try a reboot, sometimes the icons do get messed up.

if THAT don't work, show us a picture of the icon...
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26 Jul 2009   #4
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

I found the problem. It was a utility I downloaded a while back called "remove arrow". When I went into regedit and looked, the util was not working and had deleted one of my keys. When I put it back, all was good. At least the util worked on one of the beta's I tried, apparently no-go with the RTM.
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26 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I found the problem. It was a utility I downloaded a while back called "remove arrow". When I went into regedit and looked, the util was not working and had deleted one of my keys. When I put it back, all was good. At least the util worked on one of the beta's I tried, apparently no-go with the RTM.
donnyb
good job. sorry abt the dumbing down questions. Glad its fixed and its one more thing I can watch for.
Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

glad to hear your problem is solved
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26 Jul 2009   #7
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the help. However, I just tried a few of the regedit changes to remove shortcut arrows and nothing seems to work.
Anybody know of a good "remove arrows" method for Win7 RTM?
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26 Jul 2009   #8
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
Thanks for the help. However, I just tried a few of the regedit changes to remove shortcut arrows and nothing seems to work.
Anybody know of a good "remove arrows" method for Win7 RTM?
WinBubble and use a clear/blank icon for the arrow
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26 Jul 2009   #9
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

yep, winbubbles works great on the RTM.
Thanks.
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26 Jul 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
yep, winbubbles works great on the RTM.
Thanks.
Donnyb

Antman is simply amazing. he has forgotten more than I will ever know. Glad it worked

Ken
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