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    Does anyone have a solution to eliminate the arrows on desktop shortcuts. I used Frameworkx successfully under Vista, but this doesn't work with Win 7 64bit. I've come across some registry hacks, but these seem to cause some problems with pinning items to the task bar. Suggestions appreciated!
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    Paul,
    Yes, when it's no longer seen as a shortcut it's not possible to pin (also losing some other functionality).

    I was going to mention the article about the workaround at My Digital Life, but I see that Hans has mentioned it. There were some articles there, early in the public beta time. I would be careful and do some research.

    I don't believe in hacks, in general, since there often are negative side effects. I don't have Windows 7 (only the RC), at the moment, so I have not looked closer at the issue, but then I have no problem with the arrows.

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    Many thanks. I will follow up on your suggestions.
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    Following the links Hans provided, I came across the free Ultimate Windows Tweaker from The Windows Club. It is promoted as a TweakUI for Vista and Windows 7. I haven't investigated its full functionality, but it did get rid of those shortcut arrows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulB View Post
    Following the links Hans provided, I came across ... <snip>
    And how 'bout Argus' point about pinning? Can you still pin one to the taskbar now that you've removed the arrows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigaldoc View Post
    And how 'bout Argus' point about pinning? Can you still pin one to the taskbar now that you've removed the arrows?
    Just tried it and pinning and unpinning works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulB View Post
    Just tried it and pinning and unpinning works.
    Amen, good deal, and duly downloaded. THANKS a bunch!

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    I use a nice utility called "TweakNow WinSecret 2009"
    - lets you choose to NOT display the arrows.

    It also will do many other things - free utility from
    http://www.tweaknow.com/
    Fred S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Sepanek View Post
    I use a nice utility called "TweakNow WinSecret 2009"
    - lets you choose to NOT display the arrows.

    It also will do many other things - free utility from
    www.tweaknow.com/
    Welcome to the Lounge and thanks for your input. When posting a link (as you did in your post), you should make it click-able for the benefit of loungers who may want to pursue your suggestion. Admins and moderators will sometimes do this for you but what with all the expected new members...
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