Windows 10: Network Icon with white circle


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
       19 Oct 2017 #1

    Network Icon with white circle


    Hey guys,

    So I locked my PC today and noticed that on the lock screen the network icon had a small white circle on the lower right hand side of it. Basically it was exactly where the red x shows up if you arenít connected.

    I hovered my mouse over it but nothing showed up and when I went to log in the circle disappeared and the normal network icon was showing.

    Does anyone know what this white circle means? I canít find anything online about it.

    I know the wifi symbol can show a white circle to the upper right but everything addressing it online yields any actual results as to what it means.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Oct 2017 #2

    Maybe it indicates an app is using your location.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2017 #3

    Maybe but the circle isnít the same. Itís not next to the network icon itís part of the icon. I donít know why the network icon would specify an app using my location though.

    Just irrtiates me that every symbol for network and WiFi has an explanation and this one doesnít and seems to be a mystery.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    19 Oct 2017 #4

    Install latest version of network card driver see it resolves the issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2017 #5

    Itís not an on going issue. This is the first time Iíve ever seen it. I just would like to know what it means.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    19 Oct 2017 #6

    Sorry i have no idea what that white circle means.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2017 #7

    I appreciate the help. If anyone does know please comment because Iíve been searching forever and canít find a thing.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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