Reader’s Question : How To Remove ‘Shortcut’ Text From The Recently Created Shortcuts

W hen you install a software, a shortcut will create automatically on desktop almost for all software. They only have the app name. But whe...

Reader’s Question  How To Remove ‘Shortcut’ Text From The Recently Created Shortcuts

When you install a software, a shortcut will create automatically on desktop almost for all software. They only have the app name. But when you manually create a shortcut, you must notice that there’s a “Shortcut” text in the name field then. I don’t like it so I have to remove the text and rename the shortcut file every time which really boring. We got an email from “Earl” saying that he too facing it and need a way to get rid of it. Well, there’s a registry hack for this. Just follow for the process.

Open up run from the Start menu or using Windows Key + R shortcut and write regedit and press OK.

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Now navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer. You will see a registry file marked as “link’ there.

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Open up this file by double clicking on it. Now you will see a default value of this registry key. The value is something like “1D 00 00 00” or “1E 00 00 00”. Mine is “1D 00 00 00”.

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Just change the 1D/1E (or whatever) to 00. So the result will be this. Then hit OK.

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Now log off or restart your PC again. You see the difference after creating new shortcut. To revert the changes back, just change the value back to 1E or 1D and everything will be like before.

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