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Windows 7: Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

26 Oct 2014   #310
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DeMatador, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately, the classis arrow is only up to 32x32 16 colors. When you use an extra large icon for the file, the arrow will have an outline like that.

If you like, you could use the transparent arrow to avoid using the default arrow.


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27 Oct 2014   #311
DeMatador

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello DeMatador, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately, the classis arrow is only up to 32x32 16 colors. When you use an extra large icon for the file, the arrow will have an outline like that.

If you like, you could use the transparent arrow to avoid using the default arrow.
That's too bad. Would it be possible, then, to use one of the other methods to replace the default arrow without outright removing all arrows? See, I'm kinda afraid I'll end up relying on shortcuts thinking they're the real deal, and, say, move them to a drive (I move my files a lot between drives) only to find out the file was a .lnk file in disguise. I know it sounds silly, but I don't wanna risk it, so I thought, maybe I can use a smaller arrow. Since apparently I can't, would it be possible to take the default arrow, edit it in Photoshop and take its opacity down to ~25% so that it's barely noticeable, and then make that new semi-transparent arrow the shortcut arrow?

I did try to use Option One (through the "Custom Arrow" option) but the outline kept appearing, even though the image for the semi-transparent arrow is supposedly the same size as the default arrow... I'm thinking the .png to .ico converter I'm using might be compressing the resulting .ico file into a 32x32 file. What size and color depth would the new arrow need to be in order to avoid the outline?

Sorry if the post is kinda unintelligible, it's way too early to be typing this, haha.
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27 Oct 2014   #312
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

DeMatador,

I hear you about being early, but your post is fine.

You might see how the "Light Arrow" in OPTION TWO may work for you. It's smaller, and shouldn't give the outline on extra large icon view.
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29 Oct 2014   #313
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeMatador View Post
Would it be possible, then, to use one of the other methods to replace the default arrow without outright removing all arrows?
I agree with Shawn on this with using the ''Light Arrow'' is a really good one.

I've tried in the past to create my own icon too, I ended up using the one that I posted in this thread back on this Post

After many different variations realized that the Light Arrow or the one I posted turned out to be the best looking of all. It's the icon itself is what I use now irregardless of which option chosen to install it, and I think either of these two icons is what you would also appreciate too.
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28 Nov 2014   #314
Clonkex

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Brink,

Anak sent me here from this thread. My question is this: Is it possible to remove the shortcut arrow from Junction Points... but only the JPs and not all shortcuts? Any ideas would be much appreciated
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28 Nov 2014   #315
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Clonkex,

I'm not aware of a way to do so for JPs.
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28 Nov 2014   #316
Clonkex

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote:
I'm not aware of a way to do so for JPs.
No problem, just thought I'd ask
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30 Nov 2014   #317
Clonkex

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Anak just suggested a solution. Link Shell Extension does exactly what I need! I just created a 256x256 blank, transparent icon with Gimp and used that in LSEConfig
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28 Feb 2015   #318
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm having a small problem. I downloaded the 'No_Shortcut_Arrow.reg' file and ran it. Everything works great, no problem.

Here's the problem, though:
When I restart/start up my computer the shortcut icons look like this:



The black square goes away (on all the icons) when I double-click on any of the shortcuts. (Meaning after I double-click on any shortcut it works as intended. But before that it's covered by that black square.)
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28 Feb 2015   #319
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Phrosen,

Does refreshing (F5) the desktop clear them?
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