There is a registry hack, but it is safer to use TweakUI.
I have Win XP SP3 with several icons on my desktop. However the icons I have there have these ugly curly arrows at the bottom left hand side of the icon. how do you remove the arrow (not the icon)?
I know that with Vista you can just use TweakVI. I tried TweakUI for XP but found no similar option to remove the shortcut arrow.
Any ideas how to remove the arrow but leave the icon there?