FxVisor : Java Glossary


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FxVisor is a free program that gets you get rid of those annoying little arrows (xes, parallel lines etc.) on top of every one of your shortcut icons on the desktop. Looking like this:

arrow overlay on icon

Version 2 works for XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32 and W10-64. It was written by Frameworkx, but there is no way to download anything from their website, or send them a message. It is hard to find an up-to-date copy so I have included them here:

download 64 bit download 32 bit

Because of its advanced age, the program has accumuated a number of names: Vista Shortcut Manager, Vista Shortcut Overlay Manager, FxVisor, FrameWorks FxVisor.

There is a harmless bug. When you click apply it crashes with an exception. If you reboot, you will find, however, your changes have been applied.

registry recipies to remove the arrow overlay on shortcut icons

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