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Old March 30th 19, 11:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Every so often the little green online light (two little computers)
disappears from the toolbar, but I'm still online.
I put the light back by unticking the box in network settings, and then
ticking the box.
No big deal, I am just wondering why this happens.


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Old March 30th 19, 05:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Apd
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"Mr Pounder Esquire" wrote:
Every so often the little green online light (two little computers)
disappears from the toolbar, but I'm still online.


Do you connect automatically to the network or manually when needed?

Is it missing after a boot up, login, manual connection or does it
disappear sometime after?

I put the light back by unticking the box in network settings, and then
ticking the box.
No big deal, I am just wondering why this happens.


It's quite common and can be caused by timing. The notification or
tray area is part of Windows Explorer and if the Explorer process is
busy when another process is trying to add an icon that operation may
time out and fail. I had a service that was causing all tray icons to
not appear at boot. The fix was to change the startup type from
automatic to manual.

If your icon is initially present but disappears during a session
(assuming you haven't disabled the network) then I don't know!


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Old March 30th 19, 06:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default Green light?

In message , Apd writes:
"Mr Pounder Esquire" wrote:
Every so often the little green online light (two little computers)
disappears from the toolbar, but I'm still online.

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If your icon is initially present but disappears during a session
(assuming you haven't disabled the network) then I don't know!


I read Steve's post as meaning that - it was there but disappears - as I
thought I remembered the same thing sometimes from when I was on XP.
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Old March 31st 19, 10:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Default Green light?

Apd wrote:
"Mr Pounder Esquire" wrote:
Every so often the little green online light (two little computers)
disappears from the toolbar, but I'm still online.


Do you connect automatically to the network or manually when needed?

Is it missing after a boot up, login, manual connection or does it
disappear sometime after?

I put the light back by unticking the box in network settings, and
then ticking the box.
No big deal, I am just wondering why this happens.


It's quite common and can be caused by timing. The notification or
tray area is part of Windows Explorer and if the Explorer process is
busy when another process is trying to add an icon that operation may
time out and fail. I had a service that was causing all tray icons to
not appear at boot. The fix was to change the startup type from
automatic to manual.

If your icon is initially present but disappears during a session
(assuming you haven't disabled the network) then I don't know!


It has always happened on a cold boot up the next day.
Thanks for the info, thanks for the reply.


 




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