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Hughesnet usage meter

Hi everybody,

I have Hughesnet usage meter 6.6.0 installed on Windows 8.1. Clicking on the icon won't open the app. Any ideas/

Your help is appreciated.

Mark

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Assistant Professor

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

fallteeth, first click on the little up arrow in lower right tray, then cutomize. Then choose to show notifications and icon. The meter opens into the tray when the desktop icon is clicked. You have to double click on the tray icon to actually open the meter.

 

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Junior

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

You might need to be a bit more specific about the context you discribe.  For example, where is the icon you click on?  Is it in your system tray or on your desktop.  On my legacy HN7000S system the status meter icon on my desktop merely launches the status meter into the background mode which then makes the icon show up in my system tray.  Left clicking on the system tray icon prompts a summary display.  Right-clicking the same system tray icon offers up a context menu. 

 

I hope that helps.

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New Poster

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

It's on my desktop.

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Junior

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

So if your newer version works like my older version the desktop icon merely launches the background application ... hence it will appear to do very little (especially if the background application is already running).  Do you see a similar icon in your system tray?  If so, try right clicking on it to get a context menu or left-clicking on it for a summary status.  Hovering over it should also bring up a tiny status message. 

 

Hopefully, someone with experience with the newer (your) version will answer ... I'm just offering what suggestions I can to try to help out until then.

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Assistant Professor

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

fallteeth, first click on the little up arrow in lower right tray, then cutomize. Then choose to show notifications and icon. The meter opens into the tray when the desktop icon is clicked. You have to double click on the tray icon to actually open the meter.

 

tray icon 1.JPGtray icon 2.JPG

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Tutor

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

Due to recent computer issue I have upgraded to the latest status meter. I don't like it at all.

 

Does anyone have a link to the previous version with the status bar showing how close you are to your limits for the month?

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Assistant Professor

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

Sorry Ricky, no help here. The file I uploaded awhile back turned into an ad bot and I don't have the older version stored anywhere that I've found. Hopefully someone else might have it. Seems maybe C0RR0SIVE uploaded it someplace not too long ago.

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Re: Hughesnet usage meter

Thanks alot for your help everybody

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Associate Professor

Re: Hughesnet usage meter


@Ricky wrote:

Due to recent computer issue I have upgraded to the latest status meter. I don't like it at all.

 

Does anyone have a link to the previous version with the status bar showing how close you are to your limits for the month?


 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fp35ou6jpo9ocdr/Status%20Meter%20Modification.zip?dl=0

@Ricky This contains both 6.5.x and 6.6.x, as well as files and instructions to prevent either version from doing the annoying "Update to the new version" junk...  Use at your own risk, there are disclaimers inside the zip file... Neither Hughesnet, nor I am responsible for anything that may occur should you elect to use the modified status meter files, or even click that link.

I HIGHLY suggest sticking to 6.6.x though as it's required if you ever go to a Gen5 style service plan on either of the satellite systems.

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Tutor

Re: Hughesnet usage meter

Perfect. I am running 6.5 since I am still on Gen 4 with no plans to upgrade as long as she runs as good as it is now. Or I can't stand it anymore and need the new stuff. hahahaha

 

Thanks!