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Windows 7: Network icon missing from system tray

13 Aug 2009   #1
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 
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 ?


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13 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

Will post a picture to show you how to restore it
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13 Aug 2009   #3
Sassa

 
 

After click on a little triangle choose customize...
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13 Aug 2009   #4
Antman

 

Just a heads up - you can drag and drop the icons in and out of the hidden/visible areas.
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13 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

Reading the OP - hidden/shown is not the limit of concern - "checking the notifications at control panel shows that network icon is unselectable and is at off"

I do not exactly understand what that means. Can you clarify EarlZ?
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13 Aug 2009   #6
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Just a heads up - you can drag and drop the icons in and out of the hidden/visible areas.
I'm learning new things...
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13 Aug 2009   #7
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
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After click on a little triangle choose customize...
Thanks for trying , but that is not my problem. I already have the "Always show.." checked.
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13 Aug 2009   #8
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Reading the OP - hidden/shown is not the limit of concern - "checking the notifications at control panel shows that network icon is unselectable and is at off"

I do not exactly understand what that means. Can you clarify EarlZ?



This is annoying, Ive done 3 reboots and it isnt back.. usually it gets fixed after a reboot.
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13 Aug 2009   #9
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post



This is annoying, Ive done 3 reboots and it isnt back.. usually it gets fixed after a reboot.
Interesting...
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13 Aug 2009   #10
saiarcot895

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sometimes, that happens to me too. I just restart and the icon comes back. Anyway, even if the network icon is missing, you are still connected to the internet, and if you need to access the Network and Sharing Center, you can do so via Control Panel.
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