On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:21:52 -0600, turnbeau < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
When you say "The wording I was accustomed to in WinXP..." I assume
that you think that XP and Vista are different in this regard.
They are *not* different. For both of them, when you try to delete a
shortcut, the message you get says "Are you sure you want to remove
this shortcut." When you try to delete a file that's *not* a shortcut,
the message you get says "Are you sure you want to move this file to
the Recycle Bin?"
When you get the second message, clearly the file you are trying to
delete is *not* a shortcut, and that's true in both XP and Vista.
If you are saying that there were files on the desktop that were not
shortcuts, but had the curved arrow in the lower left-hand corner,
that's not possible, and you were mistaken.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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