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Windows 7: Local Area Connection [Shortcut]


06 Jun 2009   #1

Wndows 7 Build 7100
 
 
Local Area Connection [Shortcut]

Attached are two screen shots.

One firsts shows the Local Area Connection Status in Windows 7.

The other shows the shortcut i created to get to the status in Windows XP.

I used that shortcut in XP often. I click on it and then hit 'disable' and i can use
my computer while being 'offline'. When i wish to get online again in XP I simply
click that shortcut again and a dialogue box appears that says "Enabling".

Nice. A 'toggle switch' to go on and offline. I love it! But i cannot replicate that
shortcut in Win 7 for it will not allow me to 'drag' Local Area Connection to Quick Launch.

Is there anyway i can replicate that XP shortcut that I love, in Windows 7?

Thanks in advance



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06 Jun 2009   #2
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Works for me...
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Are you sure you are dragging it to Quick Launch and not the superbar or whatever it's called?


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06 Jun 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cathrine,

This can help show you how to.

Local Area Connection Status - Create Shortcut

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Jun 2009   #4

Wndows 7 Build 7100
 
 
Yes and No?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Works for me...
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Are you sure you are dragging it to Quick Launch and not the superbar or whatever it's called?
Yes, but I was dragging an undragable thing to Quick Launch.
For the undragable thing was the thing that I had to click to get to
the Local Area Connection Status box.

It's all good now! [Read the next post] Thanks!
Catherine


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Local Area Connection [Shortcut]-net-share-center.jpg  
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07 Jun 2009   #5

Wndows 7 Build 7100
 
 
Tada!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Cathrine,

This can help show you how to.

Network Connection Status Shortcut - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Dear Shawn:


Yes it helped immensely.
Well it did once I found out that in Windows 7; Manage Network Connections = Change Adapter Settings;
then yes, everything went swimmingly. Clicked on that to open the 'link' to Local Area Connection and
then the shortcut 'took' when I dragged it to the QL Bar.

A perfect ending. Thank you so much!

Regards
Catherine


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Local Area Connection [Shortcut]-change-adapter-settings.jpg   Local Area Connection [Shortcut]-works.jpg  
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07 Jun 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Cathrine.

LOL, yeah I'm currently working on a Windows 7 version of that tutorial for those small differences.
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07 Jun 2009   #7

Wndows 7 Build 7100
 
 
yea but?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Catherine.

LOL, yeah I'm currently working on a Windows 7 version of that tutorial for those small differences.
Uh huh, I was kinda going 'yea but???' for a minute or two. Then I said,
heck I'll try this, and voila it took me to the right place.
Love a happy ending!

no reply needed
Catherine
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07 Jun 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Link updated for the new Windows 7 version.
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09 Jun 2009   #9

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

I've found that while trying to disable/enable adapters via shortcut, its sometimes a coin flip if it actually disabled it or not. Enabling seems to work accurately 95% of the time, its just the disable is dodgy at times, needing to actually disable twice, 2nd time does it 99% of the time.
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