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

19 May 2009   #31
clspro

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Animated XP Icon Network for Win7

Here is the solution: Lan Lights




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19 May 2009   #32
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

pretty cool...

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23 Dec 2009   #33
RadioJoe

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Restore Network Activity Indicator

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but Ed Bott just wrote about this.
Restore the network activity indicator to Windows 7

Here is the program he mentions in the article.
Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 - IT Samples
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23 Dec 2009   #34
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Excellent. Trying it out now. For an OS that is touted as Microsoft's most secure to date, the omission of an animated network icon is, in my opinion, a design flaw. It is useful to see if there is any unwarranted network activity as it could be the first indication of untoward system activity.
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23 Dec 2009   #35
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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23 Dec 2009   #36
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It's actually the same one.
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24 Dec 2009   #37
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I really don't see the appeal of having a tiny animated icon. Your network not working? Would be obvious if you are not getting a connection or nothing is loading...right? Maybe it just me where I don't care to know ever little ounce of information about what my computer may or may not be doing and actually do some work instead of watching an animated icon....just saying...
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24 Dec 2009   #38
RadioJoe

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I really don't see the appeal of having a tiny animated icon. Your network not working? Would be obvious if you are not getting a connection or nothing is loading...right? Maybe it just me where I don't care to know ever little ounce of information about what my computer may or may not be doing and actually do some work instead of watching an animated icon....just saying...
as stated above... It is useful to see if there is any unwarranted network activity
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24 Dec 2009   #39
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RadioJoe View Post
as stated above... It is useful to see if there is any unwarranted network activity
There is always network traffic. Just idling watching a packet scanner there is a dozen different kinds of legitimate traffic going on, to and from your computer. A little flashing icon tells you nothing you don't already know.
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26 Dec 2009   #40
anspg49a

windows 7 home premium
 
 
I agree

I agree bring back the network flash as in XP why waste space, memory etc with a gadget

Cmon Bill fix this
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