Unwanted Taskbar icon

  Windsor 18:55 09 Dec 2006
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Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of an annoying icon - 'Local area Connection' (like the online icon). It is disabled but I don't know how to remove it.

Windsor

  JoE. 19:06 09 Dec 2006

Right click on the taskbar

>>Click properties

>> Click 'Customise next to the 'hide inactive icons' checkbox

>>Find the local area connection icon on the list

>> Select always hide from the dropdown menu beside it.

Hope this helps

JoE :o)

  Windsor 12:23 10 Dec 2006

Many thanks for your advice. I have done that and it is fine.

But what is the icon? and where did it come from?

Windsor

  postie24 12:26 10 Dec 2006

The local area connection icon tell you that you are connected up to the internet by ethernet cable.If you had a wireless connection you would also have an icon in task bar showing that

  Windsor 21:28 12 Dec 2006

Thanks Postie24
I am on broadband not via ethernet so I don't understand it.
Further, I have turned off the icon successfully several times but it always comes back next time I boot up.
I guess I am stuck with it!!

Windsor

  VoG II 21:34 12 Dec 2006
  rsinbad 21:39 12 Dec 2006

try disabling in device manager, rght click my computer / select hardware / device manager / network adapters and disble there

  Windsor 12:20 13 Dec 2006

Thanks rsinbad - your suggestion has workrd!

Windsor

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