Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Connecting to Internet : Tray Icon

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Hikermann


  • Members
  • 60 posts
  • Local time:07:08 AM

Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:19 AM

Windows 7 - Use a T-Mobile wireless HotSpot for connection; when first connecting with it a couple of years ago an icon appeared in the Tray (guess that's what it's called -- bottom of the screen); I'd turn the HotSpot on, then click on the icon and a pop-up would appear ("Open Network and Sharing Center"): there, I'd click on my T-Mobile connection and then get on with wwwLife. For some unknown reason the tray icon disappeared this past week; T-Mobile disclaims any information or relationship with that icon, suggesting it's a Windows issue. Deleated and reloaded T-Mobile HotSpot, so that's all working OK; would, however, like to have the icon back rather than having to always go Control Panel - Network and Internet - Connect to a Network to get the popup to show up. Anyone have any info about how to 1) relocate the icon, and 2) repin it to the Taskbar? Much appreciated!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)



#2 jwoods301


  • Members
  • 1,489 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:07:08 AM

Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:25 AM

Go to Control Panel > Notification Area Icons


Scroll down the list.


If you find the program and the icon, set it to Show icon and notifications

#3 zainmax


  • Banned
  • 344 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:08 PM

Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:31 AM

The reasons why it disappears can be several. Typically, it helps to delete the Try Notification Cache + Restart, but sometimes it does not help. That means, the registry data is damaged and it can not always be very easily repaired.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users