Things I like in Vista – Network icon status

14 10 2007

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We are familiar with the network icon in XP that sits in our taskbar and shows the network activity.

In Vista, it gets even better :)

If you are connected directly to the Internet, your network icon will look like,

vista-network-icon-internet.PNG

And if you open Network and Sharing Center, you can see how you are connected to the Internet,

vista-network-icon-internet-detailed.PNG

If you are not connected directly, may be via proxy, your network icon will look like,

vista-network-icon-not-direct.PNG

And in your Network and Sharing Center,

vista-network-icon-not-direct-limited.PNG

You can see the difference between being connected directly and via a proxy very clearly :)

What if there is some problem with your network and you get Limited Connection ?

No worries, here is the network icon,

vista-network-icon-limited.PNG

And,

vista-network-icon-limited-detailed-1.PNG

And if you want to turn on network activity in the network icon, to see when a small animation whenever data is sent or received, just right click on the network icon and choose to turn on the network activity

vista-network-activity.png

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14 10 2007
David Xie

The icon in the middle (emedia.co.nz) looks a bit like Center of Innovation ;)

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