gin163
1 Copper

Notification Area missing icon

Hi.  Very little thing but very annoying to me.  The Notification Area on the bottom right of my screen - I always used to have an icon that has all of a sudden disappeared and can't get it back.  It is the icon to show whether or not you have an internet connection - it is a small computer with a blue or red X on it (blue means connected, red means not).  If I right click on that bar and click properties, Notification Area tab, it lists the icons that could possibly show up there.  Network is on the list but it is greyed out so I can't click it.  Everything else is fine - my wireless connection is fine.  I just would l ike to get that icon back.

thank you

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TheRealFireblad
5 Rhenium

Re: Notification Area missing icon

Welcome to the forums emoticon.Yes.title

 

 

System?  OS?

 

I don't know why it would be greyed out, or how to fix it.... but if nobody else comes up with suggestions, you might want to give Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! a try?

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

 

XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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parrishmtodd
1 Copper

Re: Notification Area missing icon

OS sounds to be linux from his description. Taskbar repair won't help there.

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ravenneangelle
1 Copper

Re: Notification Area missing icon

I am having the same issue, I am on windows vista home premium 64bit, on a dell studio xps 1640

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c_m_i
1 Copper

Re: Notification Area missing icon

Me too! Same OS on a dell studio 1735.  any resolution? I've lost the network, volume, and power icons; still have the clock.

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moj852
1 Copper

Re: Notification Area missing icon

Having the same exact problem here. It may have occurred after installing a sound driver update. In notification area settings of taskbar (Running Windows Vista 32-bit Home premium) both 'network' and 'volume' are greyed out and cannot be selected.

 

Do Dell technicians actually check these forums??

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renajia
1 Copper

Re: Notification Area missing icon

 I have the exact same problem. The wireless connection icon is suddenly missing on the notification bar. It used to be next to the power and volume icon.

Please let me know how you fixed it. Thanks.

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