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Windows 7: Where is Connect To?


11 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Where is Connect To?

Hi All,
Quite pleased with 7 so far. One thing I can't find is the Connect To function that Vista had. How do I now connect to a hot spot or wireless connection?

Cheers

Rob


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12 Jun 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hi Rob, and Welcome to the Forums!

It's in the Start Menu properties, right click either the taskbar or start button and select properties, then the Start Menu tab - customize button, and the Connect To option is in there...check it to have the option added to the Start menu.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult 32-bit
 
 

Display as menu?
In the Customize Start Menu, The Connect To is a check box. How do I Display as a menu?
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06 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Vista 32-bit Home Premium Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjester View Post
Display as menu?
In the Customize Start Menu, The Connect To is a check box. How do I Display as a menu?
Uncheck and Check again. Then hit OK.

Connect To will show up under My Computer in Start Menu.
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ult 32-bit
 
 

Connect To is a check box. When it is checked, Connect To shows up as a link. In the Customize Start Menu you will notice that some items like Control Panel you can Display as a link or menu. Connect To is displayed as a link when it is checked. I would like to display it as menu. (Thanks for your help!)
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06 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Vista 32-bit Home Premium Dual Boot
 
 

Sorry for not understanding your initial problem.

However, I'm unsure why you want the menu facility. Clicking the link opens a menu in the right hand corner anyway?
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06 Nov 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sjester, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but "Display as menu" is not an option for "Connect To". You can also open this link be left clicking on the Network icon in the taskbar Notification area. To expand it, you can click on the "Open Network and Sharing Center" link below instead.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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06 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

@ above pic

When my pc boots , it takes literally 2 mins to left on this icon.Is it because of various services while booting?
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06 Nov 2009   #9

 

MS Security Essentials starts rather slowly on my machine and the wifi will not connect until MSE "allows" it to.
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