How to hide the small arrow that appears on Windows shortcuts

Updated: 01/05/2018 by Computer Hope
Windows Shortcut example

As can be seen in the example picture to the right, each of the Microsoft Windows icons have a small icon in the bottom-left portion of the icon picture.

To hide this icon requires that you install or have TweakUI on your computer. Once it has been installed on your computer, follow the steps below.


Following the steps listed below will arrange your Desktop icons back into list format if they're spread across your Desktop.

  1. Open TweakUI
  2. Click the + next to Explorer.
  3. Select Shortcut.
  4. In the Shortcut overlay, select None to use no overlay for any Microsoft Windows icons.

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