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Windows 7: two queries

20 May 2010   #1

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 
two queries

I would like to have the Internet Icon down on the taskbar to light up when there is net activity going on, as it does in XP. A useful indicator, and I miss it. Is there a setting in Windows 7 I can turn on or a tweak I can download does anyone know?

Also... I was sure I had downloaded something which would give me an XP-style Start Menu area to try, but cannot find what I have done with it. Does anyone know where I might find it again on the net?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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20 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) To get the blinking XP style network icon try LAN LIGHTS.

How to Bring Back Classic XP Network Blinking Icon in Windows 7 | Windows7hacker

or try Network Activity Indicator.

How To Get Classic Network Activity Indicator Back in Windows 7?

2) To get the XP style start menu, try CSMenu.

How to Get Back Windows XP Style Classical Start Menu in Windows 7
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20 May 2010   #3

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 

thank you Bill, very helpful
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21 May 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is what I use.

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21 May 2010   #5

win seven 32, win seven 64
 
 

thanks Dwarf, I will give it a trY. I am using Lanlights now, thanks to Bill, but yours looks good too.
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21 May 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome. I've been using this program for quite a while now, and its appearance in the system tray is very much like the activity indicator that is present in XP.
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