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

17 Apr 2017   #340
55trucker

Win7 32bit
 
 

I made use of option 3, the reg file download,

applied the alteration, the alterations works, but every time I shut down & boot up the op/sys the desktop icons are black, the script is there but the icon has disappeared. In my case I have to boot up the program for the very uppermost icon (on my desktop) to get ALL of the icons to reappear. After doing so I have to shut down the program I started. I'm sure that this is not was intended with the registry change.

What's the fix?


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17 Apr 2017   #341
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello 55trucker,

Does refreshing (F5) the desktop help fix the icons?
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17 Apr 2017   #342
55trucker

Win7 32bit
 
 

*refreshing* the desktop causes the icons to momentarily appear for just a split second & then they disappear.....

oddly enough...if I make use of the *classic* small shortcut there's no issue at all with the registry change & the desktop icons do not disappear

for some reason the *-50* is not liked at all but the *-30* causes no issues
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17 Apr 2017   #343
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, you might see how using the transparent.ico file from Option 2 may work for you.
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18 Apr 2017   #344
55trucker

Win7 32bit
 
 

That too has been tried as well,
the -50 is where the problem occurs, but the -30 runs fine,

is there an alternative DWORD value to be entered which is not -50 to decrease the size of the arrow to a size smaller than the -30?
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18 Apr 2017   #345
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

-30 is the smallest arrow icon available in the Shell32.dll file.

If you like, you can use Option 1 to remove the shortcut arrow. You don't need to keep the program installed to keep your changes.
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