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Gren Square in desktop items

by Alan796 / February 25, 2012 2:39 PM PST

A few days ago I noticed a green square replacing the shortcut arrow in most desktop items on my computer.
I am running Windows XP Pro, SP3. Full system details are avalible on my profile.

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Clarification Request
You have choices.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2012 3:12 PM PST

Use System Restore to when it was OK.

Use TWEAKUI XP to turn off the shortcut arrow.

Use some other tool that changes the shortcut arrow to another graphic.

One of my favorite fixes was to reboot. Why? This is an old OS and when it runs out of resources, it can do oddball things like this.

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Thanks Bob
by Alan796 / February 25, 2012 3:17 PM PST
In reply to: You have choices.

, I will try theese tommorow.


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Hello again,
by Alan796 / February 25, 2012 5:02 PM PST
In reply to: You have choices.

I've decided to come back and check how this is going.
I've used Tweak UI's "Rebuild Icons" repair and it looks like it's working.
I'll report back if it changes.

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