How do I force dial-up connection to remain as a windowed task on my screen?

I'm in Win98 now. My dial-up connection shrinks to an insignificant item at the right-hand edge of the status/task bar, and I have twice left myself connected because I don't have a window staring me in the face.

Under Win95 my Dial-up connection, once I was connected, left me with a small task window on the screen. I could minimize it to the status/task? bar at the foot of the screen, and could resusitate it via the Alt-Tab carousel.