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Windows 7: M$ Please bing back animated network icons etc.

08 Jan 2010   #41


agree - I'd like to see network animation too

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09 Jan 2010   #42

Windows 7

Networx is a nice freebie that can be set up to show a moving graph in the icon, indicating activity and speed.
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14 Jan 2010   #43


Ditto, +1, me too. (Even with a end-of-shelf-life dialup connection). The XP icons were an instant verification of connection status. A mouse hover also popped up a status window; now gone.

The Vista icons didn't work on the HP laptop, but do at work on a company desktop w/ a T1 connection.

I haven't seen mentioned the fact that a right click on the XP icon pops up both Disconnect and Status functions. W7 disconnect is rediculously clicky.

OT: I'm greatly missing the Connect To in the start menu...
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14 Jan 2010   #44
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I HATED them, disabling them was like the 1st thing I did after installing win xp, thank God they are no longer animated..
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02 Apr 2010   #45

Win 7/64 & Vista HP Dual Boot

I have a small script that gives you the exact Internet status, send/receive, in Win 7/32-64 as is was/is in XP. I have been using it for 9 months and it has worked flawlessly.

If I can upload the 200K script (.exe) somewhere, everyone can have it for free. It is malware/adware free, bug and virus free.

Let me know.
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