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Shortcut Arrows randomly disappear

  1. #1

    Shortcut Arrows randomly disappear


    IDK what the issue with these damn arrows are but sometimes they're there and other times they're not and only appear when you hover over them. Any fix?

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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello HeyDontFall,

    You should also be able to refresh (F5) to see the arrows again, but you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may be able to help.

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Personally I do not like the arrows nor the word Shortcut before shortcuts. You can also use:

    Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Mar 2014 at 19:22. Reason: replaced link for the same here
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Personally I do not like the arrows nor the word Shortcut before shortcuts. You can also use:

    Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Hate'em too, no arrows here!

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    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    Sorry to bump such an old thread but I have the same problem as the OP. The shortcut arrows are gone and only appear again when I hover my mouse over them or refresh. When I reboot, the shortcut arrows are gone again until I redo the actions mentioned. Is this a known bug in Windows 8.1?
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Johnny,

    This sounds more like some sort of glitch with refresh. Possibly a graphics driver causing it?? You might see if using different driver versions (latest or older) may help.
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    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    I've been having this bug with 3 different nvidia WHQL drivers. Even a reformat didn't fix it. Do you have this bug? I'm curious if it's ocurring for everyone who installed Windows 8.1 or not.
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    I don't have the issue with the latest NIVIDIA driver in 8.1.
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    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    Is that the 335.23 WHQL driver or the 337.50 BETA? I'm not so fond of installing BETA drivers so I guess I'll have to wait and hope for it to be fixed in the next WHQL driver.
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    I had no issue using both.
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