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  • i want to remove the shortcut arrow from dektop....how do i do it?????
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:14 AM

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    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    You may need to restart Windows XP.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:59 PM

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  • Here's how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows XP.
    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.


    You may need to restart Windows XP.

    To remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons in any type of document:

    a) Perform instructions described under 'Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons'. For your convenience, steps 1 to 3 are reported here.

    b) Perform instructions described under 'Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons (2)'. For your convenience, steps 4 and 5 are reported here.

    c) And finally, do the same with conferencelink, docshortcut, internetshortcut and wshfile.

    So, here is a summary of all actions:

    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    4. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile
    5. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    6. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ConferenceLink
    7. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    8. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DocShortCut
    9. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    10.Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut
    11. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    12. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WSHFile
    13. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    14. Close regedit.

    Logoff  and Relogin

    Note : In some cases deactivating the arrow for *.LNK files might lead to duplicate items in the Explorer Context menu.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:08 AM
  •  

    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    You may need to restart Windows XP.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:59 PM
  • two different answers, one very long and one very short.,...which one is correct?
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:04 PM
  • @Anoop _ both the answers contain the same reply.. The first one has some extra info, as  how to remove the arrow from other icons such as IE Shortcut,etc..
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:27 AM
  • oh i c..thanks for the enlightemment
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:26 AM
  •  adithya_reddy_3283ca wrote:

     

    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    You may need to restart Windows XP.

     

    yea. ..this works. . .i hav done it before. ..

    Friday, June 1, 2007 1:10 PM
  • I like to provide a simple solution as well. If you are using Windows XP, you can try using a free tool from Microsoft called TweakUI. This tools, unlocks lots of hidden features otherwise unavilable directly. This means we dont have to mess with the registry and then end up with a bigger problem. Try it and let me know.
    Friday, June 1, 2007 5:48 PM
  • Yes, the TweakUI, I have used a lot of them, like i have used the TweakUI of Update patcher, Tuneup Utilities and even stand alone TweakUI,
    They are really nice if you want to unlock the real potential of the system and boost up the speed, I had turned off all the unnecessary Graphical tweaks to boost up the speed, you can even boost the internet connectivity, system speed and lots of different options, that too without harming the system and can always reactivate them using the TweakUI...
    Saturday, June 2, 2007 4:32 AM
  • Speaking of Connection speed tweaks, here is a simple one.

    1. Open the Run windows (windows + r)

    2. in the left pane, navigate to Computer configuration > Administrative templates > Network > QOS packet scheduler and click on it.

    3. in the right pane, you will see an option 'Limit reservable bandwidth' and double click it.

    4. Choose 'Enable' and set the 'Bandwidth limit as 0%'

     

    Windows by default reserves 20% of your bandwidth which you can free up. Try it out!

    Saturday, June 2, 2007 6:34 AM