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    Dial up Icon in System Tray Missing

    When I log onto the internet, the dial up icon shows up in the system tray, letting me know I'm connected. My husband's computer, Win 98, doesn't show the icon in the system tray, even though he IS connected to the internet. What determines what is to be displayed in the system tray? How do we change that?

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    Re: Dial up Icon in System Tray Missing

    Are you using internet connection sharing with your husband's computer being connected through yours? If that's the case, then the icon won't show up in his systray because he's piggy-backing on your connection. We've got a similar setup here and the only time my husband's computer shows the conection icon is when he connects through his own modem rather than through my connection.

    That's what I call "girl power" - we control the Internet (at least the connection to it). <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Dial up Icon in System Tray Missing

    Good thought, but no. I don't share the internet connection with him. Any other ideas? Yes, we are networked, but we each have our own dial up.

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    Re: Dial up Icon in System Tray Missing

    Ok, that's a different situation. You may want to check out the following thread which talks about a couple of tools available on your win 98 CD. Two of these are systray tools which may help you with this problem. I've never used them myself so can't say for sure that they'll help.
    If I think of anything else I'll come back later.

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    Re: Dial up Icon in System Tray Missing

    If he is running Xerox's Text Bridge Instant Access OCR
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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q139/7/27.asp>Q139727</A> [b]Running Programs Do Not Appear on the Taskbar

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    Re: Dial up Icon in System Tray Missing

    Hi Melanie:

    Try this:
    1. Go to My Computer (actually your husband's)(they don't have an icon for bad jokes)/Dialup Network.
    2. Select your connection & click the Connection Menu.
    3. Go to Settings.../General tab & tick "show an icon on taskbar after connecting"

    Hope this helps.

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