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Windows 7: VPN desktop shortcut?

28 Sep 2010   #11


Small extra to the issue. VPN short cut created but really annoying that the symbol doesn't show any difference when connected or when not. On XP it would show as solid when connected and show transparent when not connected. Just really frustrating but was something they did well that they've overlooked. Seems pointless having the shortcut if you can't tell at an instance whether you're connected or not. Think I'll just have the network connections always open in the control panel and go from there unless there's another solution.

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10 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Simple but obscure

Thanks so much for posting this solution. Leave it to Microsoft to make such a simple (and common!) setting so hard to execute. It was so easy in XP and Vista. Why do they do things like this? What can they possibly be thinking? And why don't their help pages even address the issue? Thank heavens for Windows 7 Forum!
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28 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64
thank you for this!

really hard to find the O/S is more or less stable, but the redesign is kinda lame
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