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Windows 7: Network Notification Area Icon Has Changed: How To Change It Back?


22 Oct 2012   #1

IL - Illinois
 
 
Network Notification Area Icon Has Changed: How To Change It Back?

Just got a new laptop with Windows 7 professional about two weeks ago.

All of a sudden, this morning, the network notification icon for the network switched from the wireless-five bars icon to the wired icon with a big red X through it (because I am not connected via wired). When I mouse over the icon it still shows my wireless network name and that I have Internet Access.

I don't know how or why the icon changed, but I would like to change it back to the one showing the wireless bars. I've searched around and can't find anything on how to do that.

Can anyone help with this, please? Thanks!

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22 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chasfh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Oct 2012   #3

IL - Illinois
 
 

Hi Brink, thanks for the welcome.

I apply your fix but, unfortunately, it screwed the pooch on so many things in not only the notifications area but also the quick launch bar and the icons on the desktop, I had to just do a system restore and that got me back to where I needed to be.
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22 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank goodness for restore points.
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