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ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

  1. #1


    Bob Guest

    ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

    Is there an easy way to get rid of the shortcut overlays on icons on the
    desktop and in personal folders? Thank You

    Bob

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  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

    Hi Bob,

    No, and in fact using some of the registry tricks (isshortcut) from earlier
    versions of Windows has caused other, unforeseen issues.

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    "Bob" <bobarnes@wildblue.net> wrote in message
    news:%23bsNie01HHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Is there an easy way to get rid of the shortcut overlays on icons on the
    > desktop and in personal folders? Thank You
    >
    > Bob



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  3. #3


    Jane C Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

    Hi Bob,

    You could try one of these methods from MVP Ramesh:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/

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    "Bob" <bobarnes@wildblue.net> wrote in message
    news:%23bsNie01HHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Is there an easy way to get rid of the shortcut overlays on icons on the
    > desktop and in personal folders? Thank You
    >
    > Bob




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  4. #4


    Tom Allen Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?


    "Bob" <bobarnes@wildblue.net> wrote in message
    news:%23bsNie01HHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Is there an easy way to get rid of the shortcut overlays on icons on
    > the desktop and in personal folders? Thank You
    >
    > Bob


    Have a look at
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/

    I used method 2 with no problems.

    Excellent resource that site and well presented.

    Tom



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  5. #5


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 04:58:48 -0500, Bob <bobarnes@wildblue.net> wrote:

    >Is there an easy way to get rid of the shortcut overlays on icons on the
    >desktop and in personal folders? Thank You
    >
    >Bob


    If you mean get rid of the words 'shortcut', just right click on the
    shortcut then rename and type what you prefer or just use the
    backspace key to delete the words shortcut, leaving the rest.


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  6. #6


    Fred B. Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

    FxVisor might be what you're looking for:
    http://www.frameworkx.com/contentblo...blog=57&id=512

    Worked for me .....


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    "Bob" <bobarnes@wildblue.net> wrote in message
    news:%23bsNie01HHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Is there an easy way to get rid of the shortcut overlays on icons on the
    > desktop and in personal folders? Thank You
    >
    > Bob



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  7. #7


    Bob Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

    Hi Jane, I used FXVisor off the link you posted and it worked fine. Thanx
    Bob

    Jane C wrote:
    > Hi Bob,
    >
    > You could try one of these methods from MVP Ramesh:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/
    >


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  8. #8


    Bob Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?

    Me to Fred, Thanx

    Bob

    Fred B. wrote:
    > FxVisor might be what you're looking for:
    > http://www.frameworkx.com/contentblo...blog=57&id=512
    >
    > Worked for me .....
    >
    >


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  9. #9


    Ian Betts Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?



    "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    news:90kbb3d08nvi9qi5gascbps1feu9s1jlle@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 04:58:48 -0500, Bob <bobarnes@wildblue.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Is there an easy way to get rid of the shortcut overlays on icons on the
    >>desktop and in personal folders? Thank You
    >>
    >>Bob

    >
    > If you mean get rid of the words 'shortcut', just right click on the
    > shortcut then rename and type what you prefer or just use the
    > backspace key to delete the words shortcut, leaving the rest.
    >
    >

    He does not mean the rename he means the tick overlay on second shortcuts
    that are not the original program one placed there. There was a way in XP
    but I am yet to discover how in Vista.

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  10. #10


    Ian Betts Guest

    Re: ShortCut overlays, get rid of?



    "Bob" <bobarnes@wildblue.net> wrote in message
    news:e0e#qE61HHA.1188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Jane, I used FXVisor off the link you posted and it worked fine. Thanx
    > Bob
    >
    > Jane C wrote:
    >> Hi Bob,
    >>
    >> You could try one of these methods from MVP Ramesh:
    >> http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/153/1/
    >>

    >

    HI Jane and Bob

    I also downloaded and used it Bob. Thanks Jane, magic.

    Saved me looking for the work around.

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    With patience there is always a way.

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