Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Check Box -> Show icon in taskbar notification area when connected is

28 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Check Box -> Show icon in taskbar notification area when connected is

Please see the picture below,
this is on my network adapters properties :

where is the General Tab In this Network adapter ?

Also, I couldn't find that check box for Display Network Icon on the Taskbar?

Where can I find it?

Is something wrong with my new installation of windows 7?

The link below is for windows xp, but I couldn't find anything for windows 7!
How Display Network Icon on the Taskbar in windows xp


i have 3 network adapters and i want to show all of their icons in system tray.

so the below links could n't help :

official page of M$ for Windows 7
How can I show the network icon in the task bar like in windows?


thanks in advance

My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Welcome Moolight to the windows 7 forums.

something tells me that your out of luck for an internal icon like you can get like in XP, but several people
wanted the same thing and had to settle for a 3rd party icon or a Gadget.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thanks for answer...
but some days ago i had my both network icons in system tray and i don't know what did i do about that before installing new windows 7 again!!!!!!
i certain about that , because that network was a home network and was became enable/disable when the other pc was became on or off...
however is there any trick (such as registry) for solving this issue ?
also plz tell me about your network cards properties!
i think my windows 7 has loses something ... am i right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Check Box -> Show icon in taskbar notification area when connected is

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
show customize arrow in the notification area
How do I show the customize arrow in the notification area
General Discussion
The notifications aren't show in the notification area
A week ago all the notifications in the notification area stopped appear. There is no problem with icons - they all are there, but the notifications aren't display. My taskbar is set to autohide. When there must be a notification - i.e. when I disconnect a flash drive - the task bar stays for a...
General Discussion
Losing Icon From Taskbar's Notification Area
Hello, Two Users on my PC. I'm "Administrator" I use a small program called ClipMagic. Works fine. The other user does not use it at all.
General Discussion
Taskbar notification area icon spacing
Hi all! Is it possible somehow to modify the vertical spacing of the icons in the notification area (systray) ? I set my taskbar height bigger than the default, so my icons are placed into more rows: ...
Show Icon in Notification Area
"Show Icon in Notification Area when Connected" was removed from connection properties in W7 in the pre-RC builds and there was talk of it being reinstated for the RC but I can't find it anywhere in RC7100. I've got kind of used to seeing that net traffic blinking in my tray; anyone heard any more...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:15.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App