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Can I add Network (Ethernet and WIFI) icon to taskbar?

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    Can I add Network (Ethernet and WIFI) icon to taskbar?

    I have been searching but have not searched perhaps as far as I should
    In my Windows 8 taskbar on the right there are a few items I can select and customize but see no selection for network icons.
    I am using Windows 8 with Start8 product add-in.
    I can see speaker icon, skydrive icon, troubleshooting icon and so on......

    This is an HP Envy 15t laptop.

    I can get to Charms to show up and select Devices.....among other things

    Thank you in advance

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Peter,

    You should be able to turn on the Network icon for your taskbar in your System Icons settings below.
    If you mean the Charms bar (black bar on right that slides in), then click on the Settings charm to see the Network icon at the top right corner of the bottom section.
    If you like, here's a shortcut below that opens directly to the Networks flyout.
    Hope this helps,
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    Thanks, I did not try the Customize option from the Start Menu but will try that.
    I did try the right side of the taskbar that shows the same screenshot as yours with the "Show ICONS and NOTIFICATIONS" and did not see a Network selection
    Will look again later

    Thanks so much
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