Windows 10: Network missing from taskbar - grayed out in settings Solved

  1.    23 Mar 2016 #1

    Network missing from taskbar - grayed out in settings


    Hello TenForum users,

    I noticed this afternoon (after a reboot) that I was missing some icons from my taskbar. I am missing an HP Beats Audio button and the Wifi logo. This is all I see with all icons being forced to show:
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    I read online that if you go to "Turn system icons on or off" you can re-enable it. I figured I would give it a shot. Unfortunately it is grayed out:
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    The only thing I changed since my last reboot is I installed VirtualBox, (which is the most likely cause) and uninstalling Avast! SafeBrowser or something to that effect. Avast! is installing programs without telling me, but that's a whole other subject.

    Let me know what you think!

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 4,771
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       23 Mar 2016 #2

    Use this Win 7 tutorial.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
    Yes. It is still applicable to Win 10.
    I used it at least 3 times when NetWork and Volume were missing from the system tray.
    Last time I used it was yesterday. Volume icon was missing.


    Go to Option Two
    5. To Enable the Network Icon
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Enable_Network_Notification_Icon.reg



    Then continue to step #11 to #15.

    Make sure you restart the computer to complete the process.
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  3. Posts : 4,771
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       23 Mar 2016 #3

    In fact I save these 2 reg files ( Network and Volume ) on my desktop so I can use them immediately when they go missing again.

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  4.    23 Mar 2016 #4

    Fixed


    Thanks! I have the network button back now after that! Glad to see it works in Windows 10 as well.
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  5. Posts : 4,771
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       23 Mar 2016 #5

    Demodude123 said: View Post
    Thanks! I have the network button back now after that! Glad to see it works in Windows 10 as well.
    You are welcome.

    Keep that tutorial on file. You will need it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    26 Mar 2016 #6

    Restarting Windows Explorer from Task Manager also resolves the issue:

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