Jan 30 2008

Remove Those Shortcut Arrows with the Vista Shortcut Manager

Programs Here’s a great free tool for removing those darn arrows that Vista adds to all your shortcut desktop icons. The Vista Shortcut Manager

From their web page:Windows Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover, aka FxVisor, allows you to either way to remove the shortcut overlay arrow or to even customize it in Windows Vista, so we have written the Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover utility to enable you to do just that.

Version 2.0:Former Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover now called Vista Shortcut Manager has added many new welcome features like: Custom overlay icons, Enable/Disable “-shortcut” extension, full support for x64 platforms, and direct upgrade from version 1.3.

Before: After:

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Just install the program, and choose the options you want and click apply. The program also lets you remove the Shortcut name to all your icons. You will need to logoff them back on for the settings to take effect.


This is a Great little free program.

Update 1-19-09 if the link above is not working PC World has the same program available for download.

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    3 Comments on this post


    1. GIORGIO said:

      I would like to download the Vista shortcut manager but I dont find any address from where to obtain this software: can you please help me? Yhank you. My e-mail addres is giorgio,nobili@ fastwebnet.it
      Giorgio from Milan, Italy

      January 17th, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    2. GIORGIO NOBILI said:

      please read my previous message about finding a site where I can download Vista shortcut manager

      January 17th, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    3. Kevin said:

      Hi Giorgio, Looks like the link in the article is no longer working. But PC World has the same program, download it here. http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64901-order,1-page,1/description.html

      January 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm


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