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    Arrow XP / Vista style Network Activity Monitor for Windows 7

    Guys the 7 task bar is superb but as we all know one or two things dont seem jus right. One of those things for me was the network activity bar to me it looks more like a volume control... well after finding a few poor attempts at it I found a site that as got the original one jus hide the 7 one and put this to show notifications and it works a dream.....

    In Windows XP, one was used to turning on "Show icon in notification area when connected" and Windows would display a blinking icon to indicate network traffic on the System Tray. In Windows 7, all one can get is a static icon to show that you are on a network, no animation to show the traffic.



    Unlike the original Windows XP utility (that has individual indicators for each interface), this program indicates outgoing and incoming network packets on all available interfaces.

    CodeProject: Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7. Free source code and programming help

    Peace....Newy

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    Thats a great find Newy. Yes many have this crib and I'm sure this will help them!

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    Yep.Great find ,works fine and is only 144 kB.Thanks Newy.

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    thanks this is a great find that many here will find very useful

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    I have been using Lanlights which works beautifully under Windows 7 and has quite a few features.

    Lan Lights

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    I parked this right next to the Windows 7 bars style one because I am on a wireless connection and it shows signal strength. So I have both now!!!!

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    That's another handy utility for Windows 7. Will give it a try.

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    For more monitoring features I start using Oidview Network Monitoring tool, looks great

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    Here's a version I messed with that looks good with the Windows 7 Network Indicators.

    https://app.dumptruck.goldenfrog.com/p/K9q3kSuuBv

    it's a "portable" app, Here's a picture of it in action

    Last edited by lmt1979; 24th July 2012 at 04:11. Reason: bad link

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