Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Bringing Back Your Internet Connectivity Icon

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement
 
Loading...


Terry from Biloxi, MS asks:

How do I get the Internet Connectivity icon back in Windows Vista?

While working with networking connection in a Windows Vista operating system, you may sometime lose the small network icon in the Windows taskbar. You may have been tweaking some settings and suddenly discover that the network connections icon is missing from Windows taskbar.

The problem with the missing network connections icon is that you have to repeatedly open control panel and go to network and sharing center to manage your network connections. Another annoyance is that you will not be able to figure out to which network you are currently connected to.

Here is an easy way to bring back the network connections icon in your Windows Vista taskbar:

-Right click on Windows taskbar and choose “properties

image

-This will open a small window with different tabs on the top – Taskbar, Start menu, Notification area and toolbars. Switch to the Notification area tab, as shown below:

image

-In this tab, you will see different checkboxes which allow you to specify which icons are shown in your Windows taskbar. If you want to show all icons in Windows taskbar, uncheck the checkbox that says Hide inactive icons, as shown below:

image

-To enable showing the network icon on Windows taskbar, select the Network checkbox, click OK and then Apply.

image

-You are done, now you will see the network icon on your windows vista taskbar. Here is how it will look:

image

There will be a small bubble just below the network connection icon which indicates that your network currently has internet connectivity. If you don’t see the small bubble and see a small cross, it means that your computer is not connected to the internet.

To solve this, you will have to setup a new connection from Windows control panel > Network connections.

~Amit Banerjee

Comments are closed.

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: