I like Windows 7. But there’s one thing that I noticed missing right off the top, a network activity monitor in the Taskbar.
Sure, you could ad a gadget/widget thingie to the desktop, but when you’re working on something, odds are you’re at full-screen resoulution and the monitor is behind whatever y ou’re working on.
Well, thanks to this cool little site (and the pointer from Download Squad) Windows 7 now has a working taskbar-mounted network activity monitor, complete with animated blinking screen. To quote the developer:
This utility is a standalone executable. Run the program, you’ll see a new system tray icon.
Now you can monitor your network traffic in Windows 7 using XP-like ‘two monitors’ icon in the System Tray.
To customize program settings right click the mouse on the System Tray icon.
Pretty straightforward, and functional. And light weight! The Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 weighs in at a tiny 57kb download.
You can download it here