My laptop is frequently not connected to the Local Area Connection at my office. I customize notifications so it always hides but when it is not connected, the "Local Area Connection" notification Icon shows up after every time I return from standby or hibernate. A Microsoft engineer sang the M$ mantra, "This is by design." I have tried the registry edit in http://Q_20279060.html#6882150
with no help. I Know it is a small issue but it is really bugging me. I tried black tape but the #+%! thing keeps moving. Any ideas? I wouldn`t mind if I never saw that icon again!