Disable the yellow warning sign from the network icon on the Windows taskbar

Starting with Windows Vista, the operating system is able to show internet availability via an icon besides a network connection indicator. Windows can check if the internet is down and only the local network is available. If the Internet is not available, you will see a yellow warning icon over the default network icon in the taskbar. When the internet is working, you see only the network icon - either a wired or wireless one. If you are not happy to see this yellow overlay icon on top of the network icon, here's how you can disable it.

yellow overlay
Thankfully, it can be done with a simple registry tweak.

You can save your time and use Winaero Tweaker instead. It comes with the following feature:

Winaero Tweaker Network Overlay

You can download it here: Download Winaero Tweaker.

That's it. This trick works in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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3 thoughts on “Disable the yellow warning sign from the network icon on the Windows taskbar

  1. MDJ

    Why would you want this if this warns you when there‘s some kind of problem found?..

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Why you are thinking that I want this? :)

      1. MDJ

        Umhm.. Problems need to be resolved, aren‘t they?


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