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LAN Connection Icon for my desktop

by Johns_Train / February 23, 2005 8:09 PM PST

I have two computers connected: 1 computer is linked to a wireless and the other computer is wired to my WAN. I'm trying to find if there is a interactive type of LAN Connection icon that will show if my wired computer LAN Connection is enabled or disabled.
I'm using the LAN Connection icon that is in the WinXP Network Connections...just that it doesn't indicate the connection status unless I right click to check the status.
Anyone ever heard of such a connection icon?

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Mine works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2005 11:23 PM PST

I just haven't turned off XP's popup balloons yet. I can see that if I turn off those balloons that the icon will not report connection status.


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understand that part
by Johns_Train / February 24, 2005 4:43 AM PST
In reply to: Mine works.

undestand that, my customer that says she can't always see all the items on the systray and would like it bigger to view. So the only way for her would be to place the ballon on the desktop.
Is there a way on of copying the connection ballon and having it work in the same way on the desktop?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2005 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: understand that part

I can double click on said trayicon and a larger view is shown.

This is a stock XP Home on a laptop from Compaq. Its rare for me to have such a resource, but it helps me understand that the usual tweak people do to turn off the tooltips and more will also hide the item you are asking about.


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