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Cannot get connection properties to appear on right click for Dial-Up, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet. Seems a bad omission? Is it possible that I did not receive full download of 8.1? Sizes anyone.......

 

 

 

 

Running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit with Media Centre ( Using Classic Start UI)

 

HP Pavillion P6-2302eam

 

Intel i3 2130 3.4GHz

 

6 GB RAM

 

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You are right you cant get connection properties from the modern UI. You must do it via Control Panel.

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Winkey + S then type ncpa.cpl and hit enter ;)

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Thanks for tip. Why did they remove it???

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Thanks for tip. Why did they remove it???

I don't know, it wasn't there in windows 8.0 either, I agree its an annoying omission.

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It's not removed guys! It's been moved to the Modern PC settings. All the options are there. Go to PC settings, click Network. Give metro a chance. :)

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No, it was there in Windows 8.0.

I'm beginning to think that there could be install issues which is why features are sometimes available and at other times not,, Just a guess...

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No, it was there in Windows 8.0.
I'm beginning to think that there could be install issues which is why features are sometimes available and at other times not,, Just a guess...


Did you read my last post. It is NOT removed. It has been moved to PC settings. On the start screen (not classic start menu) type PC settings. Open PC settings, click on Network. All the options are there.

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It's not removed guys! It's been moved to the Modern PC settings. All the options are there. Go to PC settings, click Network. Give metro a chance. :)

Network settings for ethernet, wifi etc.. are still found in the same place as they used to be in the classic control panel as well.

 

I had thought OP had meant not being able to right click on a connection to quickly access its detailed status on the connections sidebar that pops out on the right when you click the network icon on the classic desktop, which you also couldn't do in 8.0 (at least thats what I remember, I could be wrong). Now that he's saying 8.0 had whatever he says is missing so I'm no longer exactly sure what's being discussed here lol.

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To clarify:

 

In Windows 8.0 the right click option was there in Networks if accessed from the taskbar. I should have been more concise, I do not mean Network Adapter settings accessed via CPL.

 It would bring up Properties, Connection Settings, and... my memory is very bad but there were about three options. Very irritating, I'm not always on Dial-Up or Wi-Fi but at the moment I am; and would just like things the way they were.......

The right click option still exists on the task bar if you right-click on your connection icon you are given the 'Troubleshoot Problems' and the 'Open Network and Sharing Centre' however if you left-click the icon  then the start menu network list appears, showing whatever network connections are available. Right-clicking on the active connection should bring ( or did)  up the options I mentioned but no longer does...

 

Confused? You will be...

 

I think I should get to bed.. Hopefully someone with a clear mind will be able to explain what I mean.  

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To clarify:

 

In Windows 8.0 the right click option was there in Networks if accessed from the taskbar. I should have been more concise, I do not mean Network Adapter settings accessed via CPL.

 It would bring up Properties, Connection Settings, and... my memory is very bad but there were about three options. Very irritating, I'm not always on Dial-Up or Wi-Fi but at the moment I am; and would just like things the way they were.......

From what I recall the only option you got when right clicking a network connection in windows 8.0 was "turn sharing on or off", no properties or anything (although in 8.1 now that is removed too, and now right clicking does nothing). I remember being annoyed about that when win 8 first came out. I don't have a wifi connection though, only ethernet, mabye it was different with a wifi connection.

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In windows 8, you had lots of options when right-clicking Wi-Fi. Now, some of these options have moved to PC settings.

On PC settings, some of the right-click option has been moved. If you go to Network > Connections, and click on your Wi=fi, it will give you options such as tracking data usage, or turning on and off sharing.

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from Win8.0 to Win8.1 it hasn't changed how to access it.  you right click the network icon in the system tray, click "Open and Sharing Center", then click "Change Adapter Settings" up on the left column.

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guys you're missing the point the OP is trying to make

 

it's when you right click the network name in the slide out that it would give you options in Windows 8 (which was indeed removed for whatever reason in 8.1)

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guys you're missing the point the OP is trying to make

 

it's when you right click the network name in the slide out that it would give you options in Windows 8 (which was indeed removed for whatever reason in 8.1)

 

Now that's what I call succinct! Thanks Brando212

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From what I recall the only option you got when right clicking a network connection in windows 8.0 was "turn sharing on or off", no properties or anything (although in 8.1 now that is removed too, and now right clicking does nothing). I remember being annoyed about that when win 8 first came out. I don't have a wifi connection though, only ethernet, mabye it was different with a wifi connection.


Yeah, the panel was useless in 8.0, and now even more so in 8.1.
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Yeah, the panel was useless in 8.0, and now even more so in 8.1.

 

They are trying to remove any right click context menus.

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They are trying to remove any right click context menus.

Except where they added them (like run as administrator and whatnot on the search results in the start screen)

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Yeah, the panel was useless in 8.0, and now even more so in 8.1.

 

The panel was not useless, just easy to miss its value. By right-clicking on a network name in 8.0, you could access the connection properties, which is most relevant when the password to a wi-fi connection changes, as it does regularly at my office. However, this option has been removed in 8.1.

 

Managing networks is increasingly relevant given that fewer devices are wired than ever before. Does anyone have a way that is not through the command prompt to change a stored password on a wifi network? In the charms bar, there is a list of available and saved networks, including the one I would like to connect to, but because the saved password is wrong I cannot connect to it (or delete it and re-add it). I also can't access a list of saved networks anywhere else.

-If I go into the PC settings from the Charms bar, in Network the wi-fi only shows as "Not Connected". No list of available or saved networks.

-Network connections from right-clicking the Start button in Desktop doesn't help. Since I can't change the password to connect (and it doesn't prompt me that the stored password is incorrect, which would also help, but it didn't do that in 8.0 either), it only shows that wi-fi is not connected.

-Control panel Network and Sharing Center only allows addition of a new network (again, because I cannot connect, it shows no active connections, and no list of available networks).

 

I do not want to have to look up or memorize the steps required to change the network password each month, and I am afraid I will type something wrong and make it worse. It is unbelievable that there would not be a method through the UI -- the average PC or tablet user does not use command prompt, ever.

 

EDIT: I have found one way: try to connect to the saved network. When it fails, re-open the charms bar and right click on the available networks directly on the settings charms bar (long hold on tablet), which then gives me the option to forget the network. Then go back in to networks and attempt to connect to the same network, and it will promt for password. Complicated, but at least possible. Win 8.1 took a step back with this function.

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