Non-minimized dialog box after connecting with dial-up networking

Posted on 2000-02-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
In searching for an answer to my question before I actually asked, I came across the same question someone had asked back in 1998.  He didn't receive a satisfactory answer, but I thought perhaps by now someone had figured out a way to keep the DUN maximized without minimizing to the tray.  The reason I dislike having to doubleclick on the tray icon is 'cause I
despise using the mouse - I avoid using it whenever possible; unfortunately it's unavoidable.  But does anyone have a solution to this "problem"  yet?  I anxiously await ....  Thanks.  (Using Windows98)

Question by:sddurbin
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Expert Comment

by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
ID: 2561987
sddurbin, why not consider not to show it at all on the desktop or tray, except the original DUN shortcut.
Go to the My computer, Dial-up Networking, At the menu bar, drag down Connections, settings, unchecked the box for
[ ] Show an icon on taskbar after connected
[x] Show a confirmation dialog after connected.
Click Apply and OK.
The dialog box after connecting with DUN will dimished. When you need to view connection details, click your original DUN shortcut on the desktop.


Accepted Solution

dcalabre earned 100 total points
ID: 2562045
1. Right click on start menu and drag your DUN icon in there, from then on you are all keyboard …
2. Close the Start Menu.
3. Connect to ISP
4. Have fun
5. Hold down Ctrl and hit Esc
6. Esc
7. Shift-F10
8. O (for open)
9. Tab to icons
10. Arrow to DUN
11. Shift-F10
12. O (for open)
13. C (for disconnetct)

Expert Comment

ID: 2562091
I complicated it - Right click on Start and click open, drag the DUN icon in start menu and close the box.
then simply do a shift-Esc (or press the windows button if your keboard has on) arrow up to DUN and hit enter.  Bla, Bla, Bla ...

Author Comment

ID: 2562424
Silly me!  My DUN icon was already in my Start Menu, I just didn't realize I could again access it to disconnect (thought I had to click it from the tray) - thanks so much!


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