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: No pop-up when clicking system tray network icon?

12 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7, of course
No pop-up when clicking system tray network icon?

Hi guys,

Here's a goofy problem that's eventually happened to me on every Windows 7 install I've done. Has it happened to you?:

You want to connect to a wireless network, so you click the "network" icon in the system tray. But nothing happens; the usual network list doesn't appear. To see the menu, you have to open the Network and Sharing Center and click "Connect to a network". You must now do this each time—to connect or disconnect.

I realize this is more like basic Windows functionality than actual network stuff—but any idea what causes it, and how to fix it? Thanks, Ander

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7, of course

No one could answer this? The same thing has happened to me, with every Windows 7 install I've done. No fix available?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 No pop-up when clicking system tray network icon?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Network icon missing from system tray
Sometimes when i reboot my PC the Network system tray icon would go missing, checking the notifications at control panel shows that network icon is unselectable and is at off, rebooting several times fixes the problem though, anyone know whats causing this ?
Network & Sharing
Wireless network - System Tray icon wrong
Hi, I have a Netgear WN111 USB wireless adaptor on my PC (802.11n NIC). It works fine with my WiFi network, but it always displays the wrong icon in the System Tray when connected. It shows the signal bars greyed out, with a yellow star on top. I have tried a Windows update on the...
Network & Sharing
Yellow triangle over system tray network icon
Hi all, Just a minor issue. When I boot up (or restart) my PC, all my system icons appear as they should, but a yellow triangle appears over the network icon (it is a wired connection). It goes away after a few seconds and internet access is normal. It never used to do this until a few days...
Network & Sharing
How do I change the network icon in the system tray?
I currently have the "window screen with the power plug." I would like to change it to the Wi-fi icon (the three bars). Is there a way?
Wrong Network Icon in system tray
hi, i am connect to internet by LAN network correctly but the network icon show disconnect! click image to large. i try dial-up and wireless internet connection, and have same problem with them. please help me... thanks.
Network & Sharing
Question on network icon in system tray
Hi everyone, I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (with Service Pack 1 installed) on a standalone laptop at home with access to the internet via a cable modem. Very occasionally after booting up, the "blue circle" sign, indicating "busy", does not clear from the network icon in the system tray,...
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 19:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App