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Connecting to Internet : Tray Icon

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#1 Hikermann


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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!

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#2 jwoods301


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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


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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.

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