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

27 Mar 2015   #320
xichael

 
 

Anything I can do to get rid of these transparent boxes?



EDIT: Nevermind, I used the WinAero method and all's fine now.
Still curious why the .reg didn't work though. I'd prefer to not have to use an app for this.
Any idea what went wrong with the .reg, Brink?


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27 Mar 2015   #321
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Xichael,

What size do you have the icons set to. I noticed that the transparent boxes show up when they are set to "Extra Large". As a test, try different sizes to see if they still show.
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06 Apr 2015   #322
obviousfrog

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Help me out here please

I followed step 4 in OP. I installed the "no arrow" .reg.. It did not do anything after a reboot. What exactly did this change or add in Registry? I would really like to delete this.
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06 Apr 2015   #323
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Obviousfrog, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can edit the .reg file to see it's content. Using step 2 in OPTION FOUR will restore the default setting.
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03 Sep 2015   #324
omidsolo

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

I tried both -50 and 50 and always my icons will have a black square beside them in place of shortcut icon!
A user in his comments wrote:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"link"=hex:00,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"link"=hex:00,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"29"="%SystemRoot%\\system32\\imageres.dll,-121"

Which was working but am not sure of what's imageres.dll,-121 and also "link" property usage?
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03 Sep 2015   #325
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello omidsolo,

Did you restart the computer to see if the shortcut overlay was no longer a black square afterwards?

The "link" part is to remove the "- Shortcut" name extension of shortcuts created afterwards.

The "imageres.dll,-121" part is just another blank icon.
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03 Sep 2015   #326
omidsolo

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Yes, and your code has the same result on both Windows 7 and 10! Confused!
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03 Sep 2015   #327
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you could use another option in the tutorial to remove the shortcut arrow.
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18 Jan 2016   #328
va7oj

Win7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, it worked 100%! I made the registry change and my shortcut arrows switched to Small.
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19 Jan 2016   #329
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it could help va7oj, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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