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Wireless Manager pain in my tookus

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7/8

    Wireless Manager pain in my tookus


    Well I ran into an issue where I could not get to the wireless manager easily so I decided to make a nice Windows 8 Wireless Manager Tile for myself!

    After a little debugging and selecting the icon I wanted to use(not the one I wanted really) but more on that when someone can help me find the right one!

    Anyway I made a vbScript that makes the tile for you and gets you right to the wireless manager from the new Metro Start Menu with a nice little icon!

    I am attaching the file in a zip and please feel free to distribute and or make whatever changes. Like finding me the correct icon! Hope this helps others as it helped me!

    Cheers!


    Coog
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Thanks, I just try it in VM and it work fine, great tools ( was a little bit worry for a VBscript from a new member with only 1 post )

    the Icon on the tile is fine.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I quite like this one
    Click image for larger version

    It is in wlanpref.dll
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I quite like this one
    Click image for larger version

    It is in wlanpref.dll
    Do you happen to know which icon number? the line in the script goes ...wlanpref.dll,28 The 28 denotes the icon position. That is the EXACT icon I was looking for and after about 12 other windows res files I settled OH BUT NOW!!! I will update and re-upload with the proper icon.

    @area 66 - I would agree. I hate people who have made us to worry about bad scripts more than thinking about the helpful ones. I myself would never do something malicious after 20 years in IT fixing issues that other malicious people do. I just knew after I went through my ordeal that this script would be very useful to others who are looking into Windows 8. Honestly they should have this fixed before they release and my script should end of life by then imho.

    Thanks for the confidence and as I do more I will share more! I also ran across someone else's script to add reboot/restart/logoff tiles too. I can vouch for it being safe and useful but I will not take credit from the original author even if I cant find his name. Let me know if you want me to add that one too.

    Cheers!
    Coog
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Icon number is 0
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7/8

    Updated for Icon and the second script!


    Thank you SIW2!! Proper icon the one you gave me is now in the Wireless Manager Script, attached to this new post.

    I am also adding in the Logoff_Shutdown_Restart Script which was not made by me but I find very useful. There are too many steps to shutdown Win8 so having a tile and or a quick menu link of the same is sooo worth it to me that I figure others may want it too. Original author unknown to me but I can vouch for the code in this zip as being safe also.

    Cheers!
    Coog
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yep, I suppose if you are using the start screen - that might be handy.

    I don't go anywhere near the start screen ( except for a few seconds at boot up - I haven't figured out how to skip it entirely yet)
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Any chance anyone has updated / fixed this? RTM version doesn't support this anymore. Any other work arounds?
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