How to hide the small arrow that appears on Windows shortcuts

Updated: 01/05/2018 by Computer Hope

Windows Shortcut exampleAs 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 installed on your computer follow the steps below.

Note: 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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