display of WIFI networks from the taskbar.


Hollywood

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I have 2 computers and I installed Windows 11 on both of them. I didn't like the taskbar or start menu so I did research and did the registry hacks to return the classic task bar, make it small, retain clock and other right side icons, restore search from File Explorer, and install Open Shell start menu. I am VERY pleased with the outcome. My installation thumb drive was built with the official Microsoft release and Rufus. My second computer did not have TPM, so I built a second TD with Rufus that allowed the installation on non supported computers.

Both computers have a settings type icon on the right side of the taskbar called Control Center. You can access your WIFI from that icon on both computers. Running shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \SystemIcons I was able to turn on missing and wanted icons, one of which is WIFI. On one computer it (also) displays the same WIFI dialouge as if you went through the Control Center button. Both buttons work perfect.

My problem is that on the other computer, the WIFI dialogue works from the Control Center, but if you click just the WIFI icon, it pushes up a screen for a split second then it disappears.

Anyone have any ideas why the WIFI button works on one computer, but not the other?

Thanks!
 
Windows Build/Version
22000.258

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
I have 2 computers and I installed Windows 11 on both of them. I didn't like the taskbar or start menu so I did research and did the registry hacks to return the classic task bar, make it small, retain clock and other right side icons, restore search from File Explorer, and install Open Shell start menu. I am VERY pleased with the outcome. My installation thumb drive was built with the official Microsoft release and Rufus. My second computer did not have TPM, so I built a second TD with Rufus that allowed the installation on non supported computers.

Both computers have a settings type icon on the right side of the taskbar called Control Center. You can access your WIFI from that icon on both computers. Running shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \SystemIcons I was able to turn on missing and wanted icons, one of which is WIFI. On one computer it (also) displays the same WIFI dialouge as if you went through the Control Center button. Both buttons work perfect.

My problem is that on the other computer, the WIFI dialogue works from the Control Center, but if you click just the WIFI icon, it pushes up a screen for a split second then it disappears.

Anyone have any ideas why the WIFI button works on one computer, but not the other?

Thanks!

It would appear your problem was caused by the hacks you've done.

My two computers run unadulterated Windows 11 and my WiFi settings work as designed.

TraderGary
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Orbi + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft OneNote
    Microsoft PowerToys
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    Macrium Reflect
    Dell Support Assist
    Dell Command | Update
    LastPass Password Manager
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8 GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Orbi + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft OneNote
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
It would appear your problem was caused by the hacks you've done.

My two computers run unadulterated Windows 11 and my WiFi settings work as designed.

TraderGary
Haha, well yea. :) I thought I setup both computers the same, but the stand alone WIFI icon works on one computer, but not the other. It's likely I did one setup in a different order and was hoping someone might know what I did wrong (on one) and help find a solution.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
Haha, well yea. :) I thought I setup both computers the same, but the stand alone WIFI icon works on one computer, but not the other. It's likely I did one setup in a different order and was hoping someone might know what I did wrong (on one) and help find a solution.
Apologies for stating the obvious. :eyeroll: A lot of members on the forum do these hacks, so perhaps you will get an answer.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Orbi + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft OneNote
    Microsoft PowerToys
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    Macrium Reflect
    Dell Support Assist
    Dell Command | Update
    LastPass Password Manager
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8 GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Orbi + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft OneNote
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
Is it possible to do a Reset on the broken device and see if things work?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G435
    CPU
    i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    64GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2070 Super
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S3220DGF
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB WDC .M2 Nvme SSD
    4TB Samsung 870 SSD
    PSU
    750 Watt Gold
    Case
    Lian Li ATX 205
    Cooling
    Thermal-Take Water Cooled CPU
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk X
    Internet Speed
    Gigabit
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Haha, well yea. :) I thought I setup both computers the same, but the stand alone WIFI icon works on one computer, but not the other. It's likely I did one setup in a different order and was hoping someone might know what I did wrong (on one) and help find a solution.

Even though you've already done the steps, if you have them written down, you can perform them again, in order, and you should be able to fix the issue.

Of course, if you ahve a backup from before you began to fiddle, it'd probably be easier to restore the backup and start again.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
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