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Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover

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  • All versions:

    2.8 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it says!"

    July 31, 2010  |   By Michael J Franklin

    Version: Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2

    Pros

    Very easy to use and install. Removes overlay arrow easily.Desktop looks very neat.

    Cons

    Nothing as far as I'm concerned. Everything works fine.

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