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#1 Murrar


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Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:58 PM

I have Windows XP on my computer. On the lower right hand corner of my taskbar next to the clock there are two objects that that look like two small computers. When I run my mouse of them it states: "Local area connection speed: 100.0 Mpbs". I used to have that item on my taskbar when I had dial-up network modem. But right now I have cable modem and I would like to get rid of the aforementioned quoted matter. Please tell me how to get rid of this. Thank you very much murrar

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#2 Layback Bear

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:17 PM

Can you find it in programs. If not use the search off of the start button. Some times you can remove it from there.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:29 PM

I can't help but wonder why you want to remove your connection icon? It's showing you the speed and status of your cable modem. It's your 'network' status icon. Unplug your connection and watch it change to see what I mean.

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#4 ThunderZ


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Posted 20 December 2009 - 10:04 PM

If what Animal has said does not change your mind then Right click on the icon > Properties > remove the check mark from Show icon in notification area when connected.

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