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Networking icon in sytem tray

By Tejota ·
I have a software that installed virtual adapters in my network connections. When I'm not using the software however I have the adapters in my system tray with red X's. What can I do to stop Windows from puting disconnected adapters in the system tray. The adapters are not checked for showing in system tray when connected. I am running Windows XP Pro SP1 on a laptop.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Networking icon in sytem ...

I don't know either! I used to have VMWare installed on my workstation, and I had a couple of virtual interfaces for the bridged networking it used. So I know what you mean.
I used to just Disable the virtual NICs to get them out of the System Tray. Then, when I need to use VMWare, I would just go into Network Connections and Enable them, then turn on VMWare.

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by DarinR In reply to Networking icon in sytem ...

Windows XP lets you control what is shown 'actively' in your task bar by allowing you to 'hide' the icons.
This used to annoy me also ...
Start-Rt click the start menu-choose properties-choose taskbar-check hide icons-customize it to show when active or always hide

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