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LAN disconnected icon

Discussion in 'Networking' started by plejon, Oct 14, 2003.

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  1. plejon

    plejon Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop with two NIC's: one built-in wired NIC and an add-on wireless pc-card.

    I never use the wired nic to connect to the net. In the taskbar, I always see the icon from the wired network connection, with the red cross indicating that the cable is not connected. How to remove this icon from the taskbar ?
     
  2. stod73

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    Right click on the icon, choose "open network and dialup connections", right click on the wired connection and choose properties, uncheck the "Show icon in taskbar while connected" check box.
     
  3. plejon

    plejon Thread Starter

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    That's not what I'm looking for. I know you can use this to hide the icon when the connection is active. I want to hide the icon when the connection is inactive.

    So I guess I need a "Show icon in taskbar while disconnected" check box.
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    What if you setup a hardware profile and removed the nic from that hardware profile.
     
  5. plejon

    plejon Thread Starter

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    I guess a hardware profile could offer a solution. I was really looking for some elegant registry setting, but haven't found anything on the net.

    I did find the setting below, but I really need a third setting:
    2 - The icon is NOT displayed when disconnected.

    Anyway, I'll probably learn to live with it.

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    You can change whether the connection icon is present in the Taskbar by double-clicking Local Area Connection, pressing Properties, and checking the Show icon in taskbar when connected box.


    To configure these setting via the registry, navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\{GUID of Adapter}\Connection

    To change the status of the Taskbar icon, set the ShowIcon value name, a REG_DWORD data type, to:
    0 - The icon is NOT displayed when connected.
    1 - The icon is displayed when connected.
     
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