Remove The Shortcut Icon Arrows

In Windows, icons for shortcuts have little arrows to remind you that what you're looking at is a shortcut. Even though the arrows are smaller than in some previous versions of Windows, they aren't terribly attractive. Fortunately, they're pretty easy to remove. To do this, simply follow these steps:

 1. Click on the Start button and type 'regedit' into the Search box
 2. In the left pane, navigate to:
 3. Right-click on the Explorer key and select 'New->key'
 4. Name the new key 'ShellIcons' and click OK
 5. Right-click on the ShellIcons key and select 'New->String Value'
 6. Name the new String Value '29'
 7. Double-click on the new String value and select 'Modify'
 8. In the Value Data box, copy the following line:
 9. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect