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Windows 7: Wifi icon color?


21 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wifi icon color?

More of a trivial question, but for anyone else who has the Windows 7 Ultimate RC, what color is your Wifi icon? I've saw screenshots of people who also have W7RC and their Wifi color is green. On my build my Wifi color is gray. It's because it was gray I initially thought my Wifi wasn't working.

Thanks.


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22 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Aln688, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's for the signal strength. The more green the stronger the signal.

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22 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

mines grey but when i click it it's green in the pop up box
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22 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi, aln688,

The way I understand it is that if you choose to "hide" the icon it, and all the other system type icons, will be Greyscale versions of the normal color one. this is unless it is attempting to get your attention, this is i believe an attempt to reduce distractions.
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22 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Aln688, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's for the signal strength. The more green the stronger the signal.

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Thank you, Shawn, good to see a forum dedicated to this particular version of Windows.

Yes I realize it should be green, but on mine it's gray, and I'm only about 10 feet from my router. It's green if I click on the icon to list other networks, but once it returns it is gray. My signal strength is 90% and 300 Mbps, but still no green. Strange.
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22 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi, aln688,

The way I understand it is that if you choose to "hide" the icon it, and all the other system type icons, will be Greyscale versions of the normal color one. this is unless it is attempting to get your attention, this is i believe an attempt to reduce distractions.
I thought for that too, but I opted to show all my icons on the taskbar and didn't want any of them hidden. I'm on build 7100 of Windows 7, I've never saw it green. I have a D-Link DWA-556 and using the Windows built-in driver, then Windows update found a slightly newer driver so I updated successfully. Before and after the driver upgrade that icon has always been gray.

Odd.
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22 May 2009   #7

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aln688 View Post
More of a trivial question, but for anyone else who has the Windows 7 Ultimate RC, what color is your Wifi icon? I've saw screenshots of people who also have W7RC and their Wifi color is green. On my build my Wifi color is gray. It's because it was gray I initially thought my Wifi wasn't working.

Thanks.
mine is grey on the task bar but green on the pop up window
I originally thought the same thing, loln i wonder if there is a tweak to change that perhaps a theme mod of some sort
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22 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe, I changed my theme about a thousand times (to see all the backgrounds and listen to the accompanying sound schemes) and the icons never changed color, not that I expected them to. This must be a small bug then, maybe it's fixed in build 7127? It's quite obvious the Wifi icon when having a full strength connection isn't supposed to be gray. Thanks for confirming!
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22 May 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, I just noticed that in the notification area that the bars will be gray only. The more bars the stonger the signal. It is only green when you click on it to see the signal strengths of other network signals.
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22 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, I just noticed that in the notification area that the bars will be gray only........It is only green when you click on it to see the signal strengths of other network signals.
lol...that's what i said
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