How to Remove Shortcut Arrow in Windows 7

In Windows, there is an arrow overlay on the shortcuts of different programs shown on desktop. If you want to make your shortcuts look cleaner, then you can remove this arrow easily.

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Vista Shortcut Overlay Manager aka FxVisor lets you easily remove the arrows from shortcut icons. It is made for Vista but it works fine for Windows 7 too. It can let you choose and show custom overlay icons and also remove shortcut extension. 

Vista Shortcut Overlay Manager

Download FxVisor  [Supports Windows Vista & Windows 7]

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

9 Responses

  1. GAGAN says:

    thanks for sharing this.

  2. wellwish says:

    My desktop looks lot cleaner now, thanks…

  3. GAGAN says:

    can shortcut arrow be removed in win xp..?

  4. salman says:

    Thats gr8 i was using Windows AIK for that in my vsta

  5. Peter says:

    Doesn’t work in x64,

  6. vinu says:

    doesn’t work in windows7 64bit
    plz give somothr option

  7. Bryan Lee says:

    Hi guys,

    For Windows 7, it requires several steps to remove the icons on 32-bit and 64-bit version. I found this tool which allows you to remove the shortcut icon easily with a few clicks. Win7Zilla at http://www.win7zilla.com
    THis software contains hundreds different tweaks as well. Hope this tweak windows 7 software helps.

    Bryan Lee

  8. Rushhour says:

    This will help remove the arrows for WIN7 64bit… And it is free!!

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-v2-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7-vista

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