Windows 10: Can't left-click on Network icon in notification area. How do I get it Solved

  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Home (April 2018 Update)
       09 Aug 2017 #1

    Can't left-click on Network icon in notification area. How do I get it

    I went through the steps outlined here:, and ever since I haven't been able to left-click on the Network notification icon. It responds to right-click (Gives me "Troubleshoot Problems" and "Open Network and Sharing Center"), and I can left-click (and right-click) all other notification icons. Also, nothing happens when I go to Settings->Network & Internet and click on Show Available Networks. How do I fix this?

    Also, is there any chance that you could increase the limit as to how long a thread title can be? Right now it's 70 characters, and the thread title should have been "Can't left-click on Network icon in notification area. How do I get it working again?" (85 characters), but I couldn't fit it all in. Maybe it should be 100 characters.
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  2. Posts : 4,618
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       09 Aug 2017 #2

    Control Panel or System settings. If looking at the adapter driver, Device Manager.
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  3. Posts : 30,675
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       09 Aug 2017 #3

    Hello Stargate38, :)

    As a test, does entering the command below into Run (Win+R) and pressing Enter open Available Networks for you?

    explorer ms-availablenetworks:

    We don't use more characters for a thread title since they would just get cut off while viewing threads.
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Home (April 2018 Update)
    Thread Starter
       10 Aug 2017 #4

    Never mind. I got it to work after restarting Windows Explorer.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       10 Aug 2017 #5

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