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Windows 7: Internet connection icon missing from systray


15 May 2010   #1

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Internet connection icon missing from systray

Hi,
I turned on my Dell Laptop running Windows 7 today and the "2 tv's and globe" icon showing that you are connected to the Internet is missing from the systray. Thankfully I'm connected to the Internet, however it is very annoying and mystifying that this icon has just disappeared. I've gone into the taskbar properties and done the customiise option, but the icon does not appear on that list either so I don't have an option to 'show' it permamently etc. I've also tried a few System Restore points and that hasn't made any difference either.
Despite trying to Goggle a solution for several hours, I've not gotten anywhere. I'm now turning to the experts here to see if anyone on this Forum can suggest a solution to this niggly little problem? Hopefully someone has come across this already and has sorted it out?
Many thanks for any help or suggestions.
Toppers


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15 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Hello Toppers and welcome to the forum.

Your description of the missing network icon sounds like your running Vista not 7.

Plese post a screen shot of your desktop. And did you check to make sure it isn't just hidden. Press the arrow by the tray and make sure its not under there.

Let us know.
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15 May 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome Toppers,

You can try this tutorial to see if that fixes it for you,

Notification Area Icons - Reset
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15 May 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Hi,
Definately running Windows 7 and not Vista and as mentioned it's definitely not hidden, although I may not have explained this clearly enough. Sorry I don't know how to show a screen dump of my desktop.
Thanks for the reply. Any other suggestions?
Toppers
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15 May 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

Hi derekimo,
Tried that Tutorial as well before my original posting and it didn't work either.
Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
Toppers
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15 May 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Toppers View Post
Hi,
Definately running Windows 7 and not Vista and as mentioned it's definitely not hidden, although I may not have explained this clearly enough. Sorry I don't know how to show a screen dump of my desktop.
Thanks for the reply. Any other suggestions?
Toppers
This should help with the screenshot,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Did you try the reset tutorial above?

Edit: Just saw your second post that you tried it.
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15 May 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

Internet connection icon missing from systray-screen.jpg


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15 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Try this little application it is what I use all the time you have to go into it's options to make it load with windows though I think you'll find this is what you want.


Steve
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15 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Your internet icon is there; it is the second from the end on the right. It is not the two monitors and globe that you mentioned; it is the bar graph. I have never had the two monitors icon in Win 7.
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15 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Your running wireless. Your "TV" has become a signal meter.

Its there!
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