Icons disappeared from the system tray

By learner1 · 4 replies
Jun 12, 2005
  1. How you doing,

    I recently set up a new Internet connection and as a result lost all icons in the System Tray except the clock.
    I am not really concerned with this but I find I can not disconnect from the Internet now.
    I have no Icon in the system tray .
    If I go to my Network Connections Folder my local connection Item still shows me to be disconnected even though I am actually connected.
    If I double click on this :my only option given is to dial to create a connection.

    Have tried the following received from the internet:
    Note: Windows XP users may not see the connection icon of two computers at the bottom right of the screen. If that is the case follow these instructions:
    · Open the Control Panel (Click Start then Control Panel. Now make sure you are viewing in Classic View mode - see our Help article on switching to Classic Mode if you are unsure what this means).
    · Double-click the Network Connections icon
    · Right-click the Wanadoo or Freeserve icon with the word default next to it. On the menu that is displayed click Properties
    · From the 'Wanadoo Properties' or 'Freeserve Properties' box that is displayed, click on the General tab
    · At the bottom of this screen place a tick in the small white box next to 'Show icon in notification area when connected'. You can do this by placing the cursor on the box and clicking once.
    · Click OK

    This did not work for me.
    Any ideas please post a reply

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Rightclick the Systray, select Properties. There is an option to show unused icons.
  3. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43


    Thanks for replying,
    i have played around with the properties but am still unable to show the hidden items.

    I used to click on an icon in the system tray to connect and disconnect from the internet .This gave me a dialogue option box to connect or disconnect.
    however this icon no longer appears.

    Now when I go to start/connect to/eircom25 when I get a dailogue box asking me to Dial.

    when i disconnect i should get the dialogue box to give me an option to disconnect but it still shows

    so i cannot disconnect unless i shut down the commputer.
    any ideas
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I don't have those options with broadband, but they can be set somewhere in the modem- and dial-up properties. Also, on the desktop, rightclick the IE symbol, select the tab Connections. Then check the properties of your Eircom25.
    Maybe someone with a modem can help you further.
  5. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    thanks again

    Thanks for trying

Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...