Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover

Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    81,311
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 28, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    125
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Fast, easy and it works on Win7"

December 16, 2014  |  By jsweeney44

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

Very fast to download and install. Pick your arrow size or no arrow. Reboot and your done.

Cons

Took me too long to remember to look for it.

Summary

Works good for me.

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5 stars

"Simple and effective"

January 11, 2013  |  By akromic

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

Does what it is supposed to do, gets rid of the too great shortcut arrows. However, while completely removing those arrows is possible even manually (in registry!), the real value of this program is the smaller arrow it brings. I like having the arrow, as small as possible, but existant. Having no arrows at all can create many problems and confusions in my experience (people dragging exe files to desktop thinking they got a shortcut, drag-dropping "documents" to a portable medium only to find it was a shortcut - later, at the destination computer etc.)

Cons

Nothing really. Someone mentioned it would be nice if it's portable, but I'm afraid it's not quite easy or even possible due to the way it works.

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1 stars

"This is junk!"

April 11, 2012  |  By rj_andersson

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

There are absolutly none.

Cons

Removed arrows and replaced them with old style windows box that has the tiny icons in them. Tried to reinstall the shortcut arrows (they at least look better). Will not let me do that either.

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

Updated on Apr 11, 2012

Just used Ultimate Windows Tweaker and it not only replaced the arrows but then let me get rid of them altogether. Yah!

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5 stars

"Great No more arrow"

November 16, 2011  |  By bill12270

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

Gets rid of little icon arrow for good

Cons

None at all

Summary

Great for getting rid of that nasty little arrow on desktop icons,
for 64 Bit Download FXVisor64 it is a shorcut arrow remover for Windows Vista and Windows 7

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5 stars

"Removes shortcut arrows just fine"

September 23, 2011  |  By ITBroom

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

To get this to work on my Windows 7 SP1 machine, I just had to press "no" to the automatic logoff. Pressing "Yes" prompted me with an error message that closed the program, but by logging off manually I was able to get the thing to work.

Cons

Took a few goes to get it to work properly. It does what I want now though so I am very pleased with it.

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5 stars

"Does what it says!"

January 13, 2011  |  By skaizun

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

The Vista shortcut arrows, which used to take up 25% of the shortcut icon, now barely take up 5% of the space!

Cons

Absolutely none.

Summary

MicroSquish proves, once again, that you can take something that works or is aesthetically fine, and screw it up, royally, with a "new" operating system (what kind of alpha, much less beta, testing do they do, and with whom? The Jacka$s guys??? Beavis & Butthead??? Anyone who thinks faux-wrestling is real???).

Regardless, this software eliminates one annoying piece of the MS puzzle it calls an operating system!

It's simple to use, free, and works on my Win Vista 32-bit Home Version SP2 system.

Updated on Mar 14, 2012

FYI: The reboots were just to make sure that it kept the arrows/settings as I wanted them.

Also, I suppose the program could be a start-up task that always runs when the computer is rebooted, but I can find no evidence in that in the MS config start-up or Task Manager or Admin Tools or anywhere else.

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5 stars

"Works Fine on Windows Vista and 7"

November 29, 2010  |  By jljacobi

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

Easy, let's you add your own arrow if you want.

Cons

You must install it. I'd rather it was a portable app.

Summary

I don't know what's up with the negative reviewers. It appears one tried it on XP which it's not designed for, and another babbles about IE8 which it has absolutely nothing to do with. This program worked as advertised for me, it's free and there are no ads. Where's the motivation to rip you off??? Worst case you might have to run it as administrator of lower your user account settings temporarily.

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1 stars

"No good! Didn't work at all."

October 26, 2010  |  By piztoff

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

Not a thing! Installed tried to use it. Error message. No good. Don't use this as it is a total waste of time

Cons

Everything!

Summary

Didn't work. Now I get to use more time getting it off my PC and looking for a product that will work. Don't use this. Listen to the negative reviews and don't be swayed by the positive posts as they are probably plants to get the download count up.

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1 stars

"Program does not work with IE8!!!!!!"

September 13, 2010  |  By kahelton

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

None....program does not work!

Cons

Program does not work with IE8!!!!!!!

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5 stars

"Does the the job."

August 23, 2010  |  By Weylin69

 |  Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

Pros

No more ugly little arrows.

Cons

None at all

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
Version 2 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Frameworkx
Publisher web site http://www.frameworkx.com
Release Date December 28, 2007
Date Added December 28, 2007
Version 2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.65MB
File Name FxVisor32.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 81,311
Downloads Last Week 125
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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