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    Have these ceased to be available in Windows 7?

    I can't find "Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected" in the connection's Properties page, nor any way to select this feature.

    A wireless connection gives the 'connection strength histogram' in the system tray, but nothing for a local connection...
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    Windows 7 has a single icon in the system tray for ALL network connections - the one that shows signal strength for a wireless connection. There's no separate icon for LAN any more.
    The new icon does not give any indication of network traffic.

    There are lots of complaints about this feature (or lack of it)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    There are lots of complaints about this feature (or lack of it)!
    It usually does not matter, but when you're playing with something new, and trying both wired and wireless, it would have helped if it had been available!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    It usually does not matter, but when you're playing with something new, and trying both wired and wireless, it would have helped if it had been available!
    If you hover over the icon then it displays a status summary of all your networks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Have these ceased to be available in Windows 7?

    I can't find "Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected" in the connection's Properties page, nor any way to select this feature.

    A wireless connection gives the 'connection strength histogram' in the system tray, but nothing for a local connection...
    BATcher, are you referring to an icon other than the one I have to the left of the volume control in my system tray? When I hover over this, I get a pop-up saying "Network Internet access".
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartR View Post
    If you hover over the icon then it displays a status summary of all your networks
    That's the point! I was happier with having two icons which immediately showed me whether both the wired and wireless connections were active, without me having to hover or click on anything! The current situation is retrograde and retrogressive. (And tautological!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    That's the point! I was happier with having two icons which immediately showed me whether both the wired and wireless connections were active, without me having to hover or click on anything! The current situation is retrograde and retrogressive. (And tautological!)
    and yet another opportunity to use my word of the month, Schlimmbesserung.

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