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Windows 7: M$ Please bing back animated network icons etc.

15 Apr 2009   #21
icoola77

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
I miss the tiny double-monitor network icon from XP terribly. It was a great indicator of things going well and things gone wrong. I don't want to give over desk space to meters or gadgets -- I want as little infringing on my work area as possible. That little icon was prefect for the job at hand.

+1

Yep, I absolutely agree, I miss it too, it was perfect in XP, and then in Vista they changed it just for the sake change, not better functionality, and in 7 it is even worse

So MS you better bring it back....pretty please


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16 Apr 2009   #22
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
You liked the animated paperclip? I hated it.

However, I miss the tiny double-monitor network icon from XP terribly. It was a great indicator of things going well and things gone wrong. I don't want to give over desk space to meters or gadgets -- I want as little infringing on my work area as possible. That little icon was prefect for the job at hand.
This is exactly what i am saying and yes XP was the best animation. Just like that income outgoing thing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
For anyone who actually misses clippy - Here you go,

Attachment 8158

As for the network animation I think one reason it was removed from Windows 7 was that the Vista one caused so many support calls and forum posts due to it either not working or indicating an incorrect status.

Now that may not be a great reason for the change but I can understand the reasoning. I have lost count of the times I've been told "I've got a red X in the tray" on systems with perfectly working networks.

Windows 7 does have animation for the Wireless network icon of course where it indicates signal strength.
yes have had that a lot too, so why not just re-do the XP one that worked so well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
Does anyone else see the irony in starting a thread title with "M$" and then saying, "Please".
Yeah ok point taken. lol
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16 Apr 2009   #23
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

@ Studulike can you please use the Multi Quote instead of making multiple post.
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17 Apr 2009   #24
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
@ Studulike can you please use the Multi Quote instead of making multiple post.

Oops sorry m8. Was very late. lol
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19 Apr 2009   #25
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 
A substitute: NetWorx from SoftPerfect . . .

Check out NetWorx from Bandwidth monitor, bandwidth speed test, bandwidth and traffic monitoring tool for Windows. It's not exactly a replacement for the XP network activity icon; but it serves almost the same function and gives a lot of additional information as well. There are lots of configuration settings. Seems to work perfectly with Win 7 x64 (both 7000 and 7077). I have it monitoring all ethernet activity and set the graph to display as the system system tray icon. I also changed the colors to green for iincoming, red for outgoing and yellow for both. That way, should the icon suddenly start displaying a lot of red when I'm not sending data, I'll know something is wrong.
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19 Apr 2009   #26
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

1+
for the animated network icon in XP. it was the best.
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19 Apr 2009   #27
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
Check out NetWorx from Bandwidth monitor, bandwidth speed test, bandwidth and traffic monitoring tool for Windows. It's not exactly a replacement for the XP network activity icon; but it serves almost the same function and gives a lot of additional information as well. There are lots of configuration settings. Seems to work perfectly with Win 7 x64 (both 7000 and 7077). I have it monitoring all ethernet activity and set the graph to display as the system system tray icon. I also changed the colors to green for iincoming, red for outgoing and yellow for both. That way, should the icon suddenly start displaying a lot of red when I'm not sending data, I'll know something is wrong.
Will take a look thanks.
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20 Apr 2009   #28
icoola77

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
Check out NetWorx from Bandwidth monitor, bandwidth speed test, bandwidth and traffic monitoring tool for Windows. It's not exactly a replacement for the XP network activity icon; but it serves almost the same function and gives a lot of additional information as well. There are lots of configuration settings. Seems to work perfectly with Win 7 x64 (both 7000 and 7077). I have it monitoring all ethernet activity and set the graph to display as the system system tray icon. I also changed the colors to green for iincoming, red for outgoing and yellow for both. That way, should the icon suddenly start displaying a lot of red when I'm not sending data, I'll know something is wrong.
Thank you mate, this is a very useful little app, i downloaded it (both the install version and the portable version) and i like it very much. And it is free too, i love it.



Though i would still like for MS to give us our beloved little animated network/internet tray icons back.
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28 Apr 2009   #29
taskman

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

1+

one more for the animated network icon in XP (it was really eXPerience)
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04 May 2009   #30
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
Check out NetWorx from Bandwidth monitor, bandwidth speed test, bandwidth and traffic monitoring tool for Windows. It's not exactly a replacement for the XP network activity icon; but it serves almost the same function and gives a lot of additional information as well. There are lots of configuration settings. Seems to work perfectly with Win 7 x64 (both 7000 and 7077). I have it monitoring all ethernet activity and set the graph to display as the system system tray icon. I also changed the colors to green for iincoming, red for outgoing and yellow for both. That way, should the icon suddenly start displaying a lot of red when I'm not sending data, I'll know something is wrong.
thanks you for this very useful app. it is very customizable too. nice!
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