OK, so this post doesn’t really have much to do with educational technology, but it solves an annoying problem. In Vista, if you have a shortcut icon on your desktop there is a huge arrow that attaches itself to the icon to show that it is a shortcut to another location. One way to fix this is to edit your registry, but that’s never really recommended unless you are an experienced user and aware of all the risks. Instead, download the free Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover by FXVisor. You can download it from http://www.frameworkx.com/ or PC World.
After installing, simply open the program, choose no arrow and log off. Once you log back on you’ll see that you no longer have a shortcut arrow on your icons.