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Remapping up arrow loses hold+up arrow function.

Q: Remapping up arrow loses hold+up arrow function.

Hello everyone! I recently got a 11 inch Yoga and although I'm liking it so far, the right shift key is also bothering me. I tried remapping the keyboard using KeyTweak first, uninstalled it, then SharpKeys. Although both do solve switching the keys around, both also lose the ability to scroll up continuously by pressing and holding the newly-mapped up-arrow key. It just scrolls up one line at a time, or moves the cursor up one line at a time, and so forth. Do I need to do something extra to make this work? Although I know it might seems such a little thing to complain about, I just like my things to work like they're supposed to Unfortunately, if I can't get this to work, this might be a return...

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Hi Lenovo Devs,Coud you please update the BIOS?! I'm a developer. I need the combinations so muchs. I can not do much if they're miss.I googled so much and also researched on this forum of leveno. But not found any useful information. Lastest BIOS 1.42 on ThinkPad T460s did not support them.P/S: I checked that X1 Cardbon supported them. Thus, I think that it's not so difficult for copy.Please!

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I can't seem to capture if vbkeyleft or vbkeyright as a trigger in a sheet.

.... by change etc.

some code like

case select vbkeypress or last key pressed
case = vbkeyleft
.... code
case vbkeyright
.... code
case else
exit sub
end select

The fact is tht I press the arrow key and no change occurs but I do want to capture the fact one of the two arrow keys has been pressed.

Help appreciated

A:Solved: Excel vba detect if the Left Arrow or Right Arrow has been pressed

It's not solved but nobody looked, so I think it's over the top.

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every time i start my laptop it works fine for first 5 min then the last icon on my desktop get automatically selected and tapping of my touch stop working. if i select any other icon on my desktop or in any drive the last icon get automatically selected it seems like some down arrow key is pressed regularly.and if i restart my computer at once it start with a beep noise upto 10 sec and if i shutdown it and then start after 5-6 hrs it starts normally and then again after mins it start creating the same problem. plz help me out i am using lenovo z560 idepad plz mail me the solution at [email protected]

A:it seems like down arrow key is pressed and hold automatically and tapping on touchpad do not work

I have the same problem. I press the UP ARROW key once the laptop completes booting. This solved the down key lock problem. I started hearing the beep sounds when I upgraded to windows 10. When I went back to windows 7 the beeping stopped during boot up but the down key problem exists. I am thinking of downgrading to XP to see if the noise problem and the keyboard works. I hope its not due to my ram upgrade.

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Hi, I am so annoyed at the current way left/right arrow keys work in folders. When I have one open and want to browse through it moving from file to file using the left arrow, I have to press the down arrow at each row end instead of the left arrow just moving to the next line. Is there anything I can do to change that? Thanks

A:Arrow key function in folders

Hello Tatsudoshi,

Could you post a screenshot of this to help get a better idea of your situation?

Using View (menu bar) and List folder view to sort through the files easier like that.

Hope this helps for now,

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I'm working on a Dell Inspiron 7000, XP with a weird problem. The Function key + up/down arrow is supposed to control screen brightness. It does that, but Function key + DOWN arrow also always starts Microsoft Messenger. Cannot find any switch, setting, option etc. to turn this off. Is RegEdit next? What key(s) to search for? Thanks.

A:Function key + DOWN arrow starts Microsoft Messenger

Have you ever found a solution to this problem? I've noticed it on three different models of Dell Latitudes (D410, D610, and D630)...

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Normally when I use Excel, the arrow keys on my keyboard allow me to move from one cell to the next, right, left, up, down.

Just now when I was using Excel, the arrow keys were working as usual and then they changed. When I hit an arrow key, instead of highlighting the next cell, the page scrolls in the direction of the arrow. I don't know what happened. More importantly, how do I get it back to the way it was? Thanks.

A:Arrow Keys Changed Their Function In Excel

May or may not solve the problem, but no harm in trying
OPen excel.
Click on
Nothing should be ticked on this tab. If anything is, untick it and see if that helps.

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I'm working on a Dell Inspiron 7000, XP with weird problem. The Function key + up/down arrow is supposed to control screen brightness. It does, but Function key + DOWN arrow also starts Microsoft Messenger. Cannot find any switch, setting, option etc. to turn this off. Is RegEdit next? What key(s) to search for?

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I use the auto scroll feature on my mouse frequently to browse web pages. Before upgrading to win 7 (and ie8) when activated I could scroll using the arrow keys on my keyboard. Since upgrading the arrow keys no longer work. You can only scroll by moving the mouse itself. That function is very important to me as it allowed me to keep my hand off the mouse reducing the aggravation of carpal tunnel syndrome. Any fixes? I am not sure if this is an IE8 problem or win 7 as I only use the function when browsing the web.

A:arrow keys don't work with auto scroll function with wi

Is it the same with other browsers ? Check if its the same with other browsers like firefox or safari . Is it that you are unable to scroll arrow buttons only with IE or even with windows explorer ?

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Hi guys i have a Lenovo G580 im not sure which version but i can tell you its intel i.3  and its got usb3.0 on it and 500gb hdd. 2.20Ghz  4.00RAM.    been days that i try to solve my Fn Key problem and also the arrow left and arrow up keys < i was using Win8 and downgraded to Win7 last week and that problem has occured since ,it misbehaves and it only works for a short amount of time it randomly works those keys FN.arrow up/left keys randomly they work , i upgraded again to Win8.1 now for the first few boots evrything worked well fn key and arrow keys np.< and now again it stops working.. and btw. whenever i press hard against it it would work pressing down the fn and arrow left/up keys when i press really hard it works but then again it doesnt Soo end of the story its not functioning properly and i have Energy management and Display driver HD 3000 installed and i still got this problem .. is there any fix to this anyone please !? 

A:Arrow Left key and arrow Up key and fn key not wor...

Hi Leon90 ,        Welcome to the forums,After reading this, the first thing that came in my mind, is that your keyboard might need replacement, but lets isolate a few things1. Try reinstalling your Power manager. 

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This just started happening. My T420s won't turn on using ON button -- it blinks a bit but nothing happens -- but it will turn on if I push and hold down the down-arrow button. The only problem is I have to keep holding the down-arrow button down. As soon as I lift off the down-arrow button it crashes. Wierd I know. Any ideas? I mainly want to use this laptop in the expansion tray with an external monitor so I am thinking of trying to put a pad on the down arrow button that a closed top will hold down but this is a bit of a kluge...

A:T420s won't turn on using ON button but will turn on if I push and hold down arrow button

OK ... first I gotta know .... what made you try holding down the down-arrow key?    Does the T420s have the "paper clip reset" hole on the bottom? This is the procedure for an X1:  https://is.wfu.edu/help-articles/hard-reset-for-lenovo-x1-carbon/ My T440s and T480 both have the hole....the hole is not in the same place on all the machines of course, but you get the idea.Or maybe you already tried this trick?  

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Can someone tell me why my right and left arrow keys are giving me 0 and p? And then when the left arrow gives me p it moves the cursor back a space?

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Hi -

Hey everyone... I am not sure if I am infected with any viruses or spyware.

When the press the down arrow key on my keyboard, it does page down, instead of just scrolling down the page.. any thoughts?
Computer Specs:
Windows XP Pro
HP Pavilion Notebook DV6326us
1 GB Ram

A:Down Arrow

This sounds more like a keyboard issue. Start with Control Panel> Date Time Language, etc>regional and Language options> Click the language tab, click details, underneath settings the keyboard layout will be listed. There you can select the keyboard if incorrect and remove it.

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I am the go-to guy (IT ADMIN) for all PC/network problems at work so this is how I became introduced to this laptop. The laptop is a gateway W6501 and is an employee husband?s laptop (yea I know, what where you thinking). Here is the problem, when booting the laptop starts fine show the little Microsoft cyber eye thing. The hard drive light flashes normally the arrow appears and nothing. Black screen, moveable arrow and nothing else happens (HD light flashes once and sits there until forced pwr down).
Safe mode works normal, restore does not fix it, boot fix finds no errors, chkdsk finds no HD errors. McAfee virus has no signs of virus and in safe mode system log does not show any issues that could have caused this problem. I tried hooking a monitor to the video out, tried low res boot and I tried the FN/LCD to move to external monitor. I even removed several programs including MacAfee that could cause such an issue. I would just restore to factory but I hate to do that and lose all their info.

Any suggestions would be great thank you!

A:just an arrow

have you tried a system restore? could have been a bad update.

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I'v got a weird problem which is: when i press the UP Arrow Key in ms word or notepad it comes up with the Date and time.
If anyone can answer on this it would be great.


A:Up Arrow Key Fault

Welcome to TSF....

It sounds like the up arrow key has been remapped at sometime this undoubtedly is a registry edit which could be dangerous at best to perform with out the data that it was made from originally.

Do you have the recovery/restore disk for this computer?

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I just got this laptop and everything is great EXCEPT the fact that the up arrow key is where the right shift key normally is on every other computer I have ever used in my life.  This is honestly causing me a huge headache because I type very fast and without thinking or looking and every time I go to do an uppercase letter and reach for the shift key, I hit the arrow key instead. I honestly don't know why anyone would build a keyboard that is different than others but I am trying to figure out how to work with this without slowing down my typing, which is honestly driving me insane. What can I do here other than continue to make typos?  I hooked up an external keyboard for the shorterm but that doesn't really help me when I'm on a plane or travelling for work.  I paid a lot for this computer and really need to be able to use it properly. 

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I have Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 on my computer. I used to know the answer to this question but I forgot. How would I get the arrow on my mouse to jump to the default link when I turn on my computer or go to a new page. Thank you. Murrar

A:mouse arrow

Hi, Did you mean this?Click Start and go to Control Panel. In the search box, type mouse, and then click Mouse.Under Snap To, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.Click apply and ok.

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I am not sure which section to put this under, so please guide me to the correct section if this is wrong. I'm using a SteelSeries Apex keyboard. My computer doesn't recognize my right arrow key. It's not the keyboard, it's the computer. I've used different keyboards, rebound my right arrow key and my computer still does not recognize what a right arrow key is. No matter what I do, any key rebound to right arrow key will not work.

A:Right Arrow Key won't register

1. What is the brand and exact model of computer?
2. What version of Windows are you running?
3. Does the right arrow on the onscreen keyboard work?

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Is the arrow for undocking the laptop oriented in the wrong direction, actually perpendicular to the action required?

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Hoping somebody could tell me how to remove the shortcut arrow on icons when they are on the desktop.

A:Shortcut Arrow

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

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Hi. My right arrow key is not working. I tried a different keyboard and it wasn't working with that either. The only thing I can think of is some time in the past I must have set it up as a short cut. But I don't know how to find out if I did. I have done every thing that XP help has to offer and that didn't work. I use my arrow keys a lot nudgeing graphics. It is frustrating not to have the right arrow key.

My computer is a Sony Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz
3.19 GHZ, 1.00 GB of RAM
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2

Thank you,


A:right arrow key not working

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This is a small but annoying problem with IE6 that is making several people in my office irritable. We used to be able to use tab for autocomplete but now we need to use the down arrow key. Is there a way to go back to using tab? Thanks.

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This is my first post and I hope I am on the correct board.
I use my PC, a HP Compact, to connect to my companies mainframe via VPN connection. While connected I will lose functionality of my arrow keys, some PF keys, and a few others that excape me at the moment.
Oh, the delete key too, it causes the windowns task manager window to open and I must cancel out. This is soooo frustrating when I am attempting to complete a project, and it nearly impossible to complete this post. Do you have any suggestions?
I also do not have functionality of the arrow keys at thise moment because I tried to go back to correct a typo.



A:arrow key functionality

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my fn Left and right key is not working . but fn up and down key is working . any ideas ? need help asap . the screen is not going to dim even i tried to setting in control panel . HELP ASAP ~  Thank you . Much Loves . 

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Goodmorning everyone,I have a problem I can't solve despite numerous attempts ...I have a HP laptop 650 which seems to have constantly pressed the left arrow. For example when I get to the logon screen you have to enter the password at reverse because the cursor always returns to the left.I connected a USB keyboard but problem persisted.I disassembled the physical keyboard of the laptop leaving only the USB, the problem persists.I checked the language settings on windows, it looks ok.I disassembled the HDD and did a clean with another PC, kaspersky and malwarebytes returned 0 detections.With physical keyboard removed, using only the usb keyboard I managed to get into the bios and even here the problem remains, and I could not even get out because the tab changing all the time and could not confirm the exit.I had tried the windows restore but you are unable to proceed, the arrow pressed overrides the click of a mouse. Have you ever had a similar problem ?! Seems an hardware problem.Some ideas?

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My right arrow key stopped working on my Inspiron 13 7000 2in1 (7359). I googled for a solution and it seems like a ridiculous amount of people with a Dell laptop have had the same problem, yet I wasn't able to find a working solution.I did some testing of my own and this is what I found:- Latest bios update and drivers didn't help- Diagnostic boot didn't find anything- External USB keyboard didn't have the same problem- Problem first appeared in Windows, but persists in Dell boot menu and  when launching Kali Linux from USB- Here's the kicker though, when I press and hold the left arrow button and then press the right arrow button the right arrow button actually works, which is a nice short term fix, but I prefer to get a proper fixI downloaded some tutorials from YouTube on how to open my laptop to check the keyboard cable and remove dust, but as I'm not an experienced hardware person I will only be doing this as a last resort.TL;DR: I have 2 questions:1) How do i fix this?2) Why does this happen to so many Dell laptops?Greetings,Jor

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I had set my pointer arrow to an extra large size and it was fine. Today, my computer rebooted by itself (possible power surge?) and, from that point, forward, my pointer arrow reverted to its former size. I went to control panel, mouse, pointers and went down the list to "Windows Standard Extra Large." Then I received an error message stating "C"\windows\cursors\arrow_l.cur file, which contains the "Normal Select" cursor, is either missing or corrupt." The same message appears, with slight variations, for most of the other arrow options.

I tried System Restore to two points where the larger arrow was working. Neither restore corrected the problem.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:arrow sizing

What Windows version do you have? In your windows CD is a folder called I386. In that is a file called "ARROW_I.CU_" This is the curser file. Replace the "_" with "R" and back up then overwright the other file and see if it works.

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Our local library has a patron who has problems with following the pointer arrow on our computers. It needs to be replaced with another display,perhaps in color,or made larger. When we go into the control panel to pick a different theme, there is only one selection and it would not work. We have the pcs loaded with WIN NT I think there is a way to change the pointer by going into the Internet and downloading one but I don't know how. Any suggestions?

A:Pointer arrow

This is not a hardware question.

You said you have NT, so I am moving this to the NT forum - please go there to look for replies.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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Weird stuff...the shortcut arrow on icons is changing to images resembling application icons. Notice in the pic that shortcuts to a Chrome web address, a PDF file, a Folder, and a Word document have an Excel icon where the white shortcut arrow should be.

I reboot and the shortcut arrow reappears, only to have the Excel (or some other icon) replace it. Sometimes the change happens within a few minutes, sometimes a couple of hours later.

The other day, the arrows were fine, then I opened/used/closed Camtasia Studio. The shortcut arrow was then replaced with the Camtasia icon. A few minutes later, the Camtasia icon was replaced with the Excel icon. By the way, I hadn't used Excel.

Lastly, I restored my pc with an Acronis image to a date prior to the first appearance of the changing shortcut icons, which cleared the problem for a couple of weeks. Then it came back. The only system changes following the image restore were Windows Updates and a Filezilla update.

Any suggestions as to the cause of the change?

Thanks for your help.

A:Shortcut arrow changes by itself

Try a scan with MBAM free version. It sounds like something may be getting picked up off the web. You may have a Pup installed. Also try SuperAntiSpyware free

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Ok just got in any turned my Dell laptop on Inspiron 15 3000 series and using win 8.1 64 ; and my down arrow is missing; poof ; no
where to be seen ? ?      I resized the window thinking that might reveal the down arrow but it didn t !  !
So whats this all about and how do I fix this ?  ?  ?    
Just noticed the page up / down and the stacked arrows that are on the bottom row of the keyboard some times don t get a page
to scroll up /down so whats with that ?

Also I see the white box thingy that should hold the down arrow is their in lower far right of the screen; when I click on that the normal blue backround color turns to a very light grey ! ?
Lastly tried restore and i.e. reset / saved settings and that did nothing;  so what have I missed ?
Need help thanks . .


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Arrow moves on its own once starting to type. It will either move up or to the left. Annoying because it will actually reposition where you are typing. Any help would be appreciated.

I have checked on drivers forthe mouse.



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The arrow freezes at different times. I have to re-boot in order to move it. Sometimes I have to re-boot two or more times. I've bought a new mouse and it does the same thing. Now there seems to be another problem. It's as if I've clicked on the "START" menue and all kinds of stuff pops up. That's just started an hour ago. It only happened twice. Here is my log. Thanks in advance for any information.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:36:05 AM, on 2/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\BellSouth\Connection Tool\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\BellSout... Read more

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The two keys (ESC and the arrow for upper) suddenly are not working.There was a message to change keyboard before two weeks.Pls advise how to solve this isuue?Thanks

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Periodically my left arrow key gets stuck and it won't stop typing. I'm pretty sure that this isn't a problem with the physical key because I've poked around with it a bit and also sometimes I can make the problem go away by pressing other keys or putting the computer into safe mode. It seems to happen at random, though there are some programs that trigger it more (mostly anything with typing.) I've reinstalled my keyboard drivers and it hasn't helped. I get no error messages, just the typing.

I have a Vaio VGN-FE870E laptop with Windows Vista.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to fix this or what the problem is?


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I am sure this has been ask before but don't know what it is called to search for answer. How to get rid
of this, when using laptop its a real pain when your halfway down the page and then it goes back to top.
I have FF as my main but use Google sometimes for a fast find, I even tried to find a Greasemonkey script but no luck.

A:Google Arrow

The only thing I've noticed is that this arrow appears only when I click the TAB key after doing a search. I find it rather useful because then I can use the arrow keys to quickly navigate down the page and press ENTER on the link I want to go to.
As long as I don't click the TAB key, I never see the arrow.

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It just started today, but when I use the down arrow key to scroll down on a webpage, it jumps to the very bottom of the site. Then when I click next to anything with text regardless of website, a blinking text cursor shows up as if I am typing. How can I get it back to where I can scroll with the arrow key and get rid of this flashing cursor?

A:Problems with using the down arrow key

Never mind friends, I was wording my "Google Search" wrong and I found the solution. If anyone else ever has this problem with firefox, click tools, options, advanced tab, then uncheck "Always use cursor keys etc..." under accessibility. Thanks.

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Hi, I have a problem with the arrow next to the lock button. Half of it is missing. The only thing i have found was a reg hack to remove the lock button to allow more room for the arrow. The reg change did not work and messed up my mouse and keyboard along with no sound from media player. A system restore fixed everything. Has anyone had this problem with the arrow? See attachment. Thanks for any help

Attachment 7979

A:arrow cut off @ orb button


Welcome to the forums!

Are you using a custom DPI setting? That's the only time I've seen odd display issues is when the user sets a custom DPI setting.

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Is there any simple way to get rid of the drop down arrow at the end of the address bar on your browser?

A:History Arrow

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Hi, I'm Brad and recently, well just today I got a brand new laptop with Windows 7. And I've just now figured out that the touch pad in fact has the scroll feature still in it but when I do it an icon that looks like a silly cartoon arrow with a Ubisoft icon behind it appears, but the function still works. Is that normal?

Thanks in Advance.

Merry X-Mas to everyone on the Windows Seven Forums.

A:Scrolling Arrow

Quote: Originally Posted by GarrysGeek

Hi, I'm Brad and recently, well just today I got a brand new laptop with Windows 7. And I've just now figured out that the touch pad in fact has the scroll feature still in it but when I do it an icon that looks like a silly cartoon arrow with a Ubisoft icon behind it appears, but the function still works. Is that normal?

Thanks in Advance.

Merry X-Mas to everyone on the Windows Seven Forums.

Hi and welcome
We could tell you quickly if you could use the built in snipping tool (typ snipping in search) to make a screen shot and upload it using the attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip) in the reply form. see pics

Ken J+

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Sometimes I click on something and an arrow with a dot on it, or a dot in the middle of two arrows, shows up out of nowhere and the page starts scrolling. It's a minor annoyance, but I'd like to know why this happens and how to avoid it. Thanks!

A:Mysterious Arrow

Lol.... that indicates that page scrolling is enabled... Mine is activated by using the scroll wheel as a button on my mouse..

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hello everyone

what does this arrow mean on all of my icons, can it be taken off


A:arrow on icons

Hello Calmat,

The arrow overlay on the icon indicates that it's a shortcut. A shortcut is just a link to open whatever program or folder it's target is for. If you like, you could remove the shortcut arrow, but it would make it harder to tell what is a shortcut, and what is the actual folder or program's exe file. Option One in the tutorial below can show you how to change or remove the shortcut arrow.

Shortcut Arrow

Hope this helps,

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Hi to all, again.....lol

Can somebody please tell me how to get rid of the short-cut arrow under the icons on my desktop.

Thanks in advance

A:getting rid of the short-cut arrow in xp pro ?

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Recently downloaded a game (wrestling encore) when i get in game the arrow keys keep moving me in a top left direction when I am not pressing it, does the same in menu, what can i do to fix it?

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Can anyone tell me how to disable the up arrow key on my Sharp laptop running XP Pro?

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plz anyone help me. i was just trying to remove the shortcut arrow as written in the forum's tuitorial but all gone in vain. my icons look like this now as the screen shot below.

plz anyone help me...

A:Shortcut arrow

Hello ScorpionKing,

It seems you may have used the wron 32-bit or 64-bit download, or did not unblock the Blank.ico file before moving it to the C:\Windows folder. Double check each step as you go through it again to see if this may be the case.


Hope this helps,

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since I installed win7 SP1 the .reg file takes away the whole shorcut (but for the name), not only the arrow.
will there be a new way to remove this ugly arrow ?

A:Removing the shortcuts arrow after SP1 ?

Hello icacream,

I don't know what .reg file you are referring to, but you could use an option in the tutorial below to remove or change the shortcut overlay arrow icon.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

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