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How to display internet speed on computer taskbar

The Windows system comes with a task management application through which you can track the speed of the Internet (download and upload) in the Performance tab. However, there is no way to make the speedometer appear on the desktop or in the taskbar.

Show internet speed on the taskbar

That is why tools have been developed that allow you to display the Internet speed on the taskbar in Windows, that can help you know if the computer is using the Internet or not.

In this topic, you will learn how to use the free TrafficMonitor tool to monitor internet speed by showing the internet speed meter on the Windows taskbar.

There are free and paid programs that allow you to display your internet speed on your desktop or taskbar. We’ve tested several Internet speed tools for Windows such as NetSpeedMonitor, but the best we’ve found and we recommend TrafficMonitor. You can download the software below and start using it for free.

Steps to install and setup TrafficMonitor

With the Internet Speed ​​Tracker, you can easily track your upload and download speeds right on your desktop.

Not only that, you can also set the program to notify you when an amount of internet that you specify in advance is consumed. In addition to access to net consumption statistics during the day, week, month or year.

Here’s how to set the tool to display the internet speed meter on the Windows taskbar:

  1. First you have to download TrafficMonitor (32-bit or 64-bit)
  2. Decompress the file you downloaded
  3. Move program folder to C:\Program Files folder (optional step)
  4. Open the folder and then open the file named TrafficMonitor inside the folder
  5. The internet speed bar will appear on your desktop

TrafficMonitor desktop

If you want the Internet speed to appear on the taskbar, right-click on the toolbar, then enable the “Show Taskbar Window” option and disable the “Show Main Window” option.

TrafficMonitor menu

After that, the internet speed will appear on the taskbar, as in the following image.

TrafficMonitor taskbar

Now you have to set the tool to run with Windows boot. To do this, right-click on the toolbar, then click on the “Options” option, then in the “General Settings” tab, adjust the settings as in the following image.

TrafficMonitor settings

You can now monitor the Internet speed directly on the taskbar, you can also try out other features and functions offered by the program.

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