How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 1809 x64 UEFI
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    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?


    Windows 10 1903 (aka the May 2019 update) introduced a new networking tray icon, which gets shown when the PC is offline:

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-cattura.png

    However, I don't like this icon, because first, it also shows when the PC is connected to a network, but doesn't have internet access, and second, it doens't let me tell if I have the WiFi enable or not without opening the network flyout. Is there anyway to bring the old behaviour back?
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro, 1903
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    I don't believe that there is a way to change it back, but if I'm wrong about that, I'm sure someone will correct me.

    I don't like this icon, because first, it also shows when the PC is connected to a network, but doesn't have internet access,
    I'm not quite sure I understand - the symbol you show is what you would see when there is no internet access. If you do have internet access you will see one of two symbols depending upon the connection type. With Ethernet, you will see this symbol:

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-image1.jpg


    If you are connected via WiFi you will get this:

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-image2.jpg

    The intent of this icon is to show

    1) Whether or not you are connected to the Internet
    2) When connected, the type of connection that you do have

    If you prefer to hide the icon completely, Select Start > Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Select which icons appear on the taskbar, and finally, turn off Network.


    If I'm not fully understanding the question, please accept my apologies.
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Home 1903 x64 10.0.18362.267
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  4. Samuria's Avatar
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    I have 4 pcs on 1903 and none have that icon
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  5. hsehestedt's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro, 1903
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    Samuria,

    Just for my own curiosity, you note that you have 4 systems on 1903 that don't show that icon. I'm wondering if it is just hidden as in my 2nd screenshot below.

    On all my systems, the icon shows up in the taskbar like this:

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-1.jpg

    If I go into personalization and turn off the Network icon like this....

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-3.jpg

    Then the icon only shows when I expand the view like this:

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-2.jpg

    If it does not show for you at all I would be interested in knowing this. In that event I'll research further to see if I can find a way to make it completely disappear like that.
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 1809 x64 UEFI
    Thread Starter
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    hsehestedt said: View Post
    I'm not quite sure I understand - the symbol you show is what you would see when there is no internet access. If you do have internet access you will see one of two symbols depending upon the connection type.
    I'm referring to this icon (picture not mine):

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-limited-network-connectivity-windows-10.png

    Windows 10 1903 removed this icon in favour of the globe icon, which again, I don't like because it's the same as when the PC isn't connected to a network at all:

    How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-unavailable.png How do I enable the old networking tray icons on Windows 10 1903?-nc.png
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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  8. Posts : 4
    win 10
       #8

    Same problem


    I have the exact same problem and this solution didnt work for me
    let me explain more , the same icon is displaying in all this conditions :

    1-wifi is off (before was showing airplane mode icon)
    2-wifi is on but not connected (before was showing empty wifi icon with red mark)
    3-wifi is on and not connected but the is available networks (before was showing empty wifi icon with exclamation mark)
    4-wifi is on and connected but there is no internet access(before was showing FULL wifi icon with yellow mark)

    now in all this conditions its showing same icon

    edit : i found this
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...-10-wifi-icons
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  9. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 1809 x64 UEFI
    Thread Starter
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    That's not at all what I'm looking for.
    salimtn said: View Post
    I have the exact same problem and this solution didnt work for me
    let me explain more , the same icon is displaying in all this conditions :

    1-wifi is off (before was showing airplane mode icon)
    2-wifi is on but not connected (before was showing empty wifi icon with red mark)
    3-wifi is on and not connected but the is available networks (before was showing empty wifi icon with exclamation mark)
    4-wifi is on and connected but there is no internet access(before was showing FULL wifi icon with yellow mark)

    now in all this conditions its showing same icon

    edit : i found this
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...-10-wifi-icons
    Yes, that's exactly what I'm referring to! See how they oversimplified the network icon? That's what I want to revert back to the old behaviour.
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  10. Posts : 4
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    Zacchi4k said: View Post
    That's not at all what I'm looking for.

    Yes, that's exactly what I'm referring to! See how they oversimplified the network icon? That's what I want to revert back to the old behaviour.
    if you find any solution please let me know
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