When using our desktop application, you will see that our app has an easy to access tray icon in your System Tray (if you do not see this, be sure you have downloaded and installed the application properly). For Windows, the system tray will be in the bottom right corner. For Mac, this will be the Taskbar at the top of the desktop home screen.
This icon allows you to access the main application menu, connect/disconnect 'power button', and the app's settings. This tray icon also provides a quick way to see if you are connected to the VPN.
With our recent overhaul of our application (v1.0 and above), the tray icon has changed from our iconic Green Robot to a Lock icon.
However, within our application settings, we do offer users the option to change the look of the tray icon to any of the following options: Light, Colored, and Classic.
Note: Some options may not be available on all OS's.
For all supported OS's the tray icon will appear as a lock or 'robot' (as some have come to call it) depending on style you have selected when disconnected, connecting, or connected.
Light Icon Style = Gray Lock with slash
Colored Icon Style = Red Lock with slash
Classic Icon Style = Red Robot with an 'x'
Light Icon Style = White Lock with arrowed circle
Colored Icon Style = Yellow Lock with arrowed circle
Classic Icon Style = Yellow Robot with arrowed circle
Light Icon Style = White Lock with green dot
Colored Icon Style = Green Lock with green dot
Classic Icon Style = Green Robot with green check mark
While the tray icon does indicate that you are connected to the VPN, you can confirm that the app is masking your IP by visiting our homepage; a dynamic message will appear at the top of the page to indicate whether you are protected (green) or not (red).