This has probably been mentioned before, but here we go anyway ;D. I think you should be able to disable both the firewall and defense+ with one click (right click on system tray icon). Also, system tray icon should change to show this or show the state of the CFP (whether one has been disabled or the other).
I’d like to add that the previous icon was better in providing a visual feedback of the status and operational actions. Namely when blocking (or not) all traffic the new icon is always white while in the previous version turned red. Also, during exchange of data the actual icon is somewhat confusing (from a graphical point of view) when the previous one with its red and blue arrows provided a better feeling of the ongoing traffic.
I don’t mind the current icon (including incoming and outgoing traffic).
Would be nice to have the shield turn red or green whether the firewall is set to “Block All Mode” or “Disabled”. Not sure how the Defense+ side of things would look though ???. Maybe have the shield turn to a red “x” or something.
That could be why they removed the old all green and all red when all traffic was blocked/allowed in v2: the complication of having the other component is Defense+. Unless they wanted to add a total of 4 colours for all possibilities, which would complicate things even more ;D
I recently started using CPF 3.0 (tried 2.4 quite a time ago, too). One really important feature (imo) missing is to differentiate states by the systray icon. regardless whether the pf/defense+ is turned on or off always the same icon is shown. thats pretty poor from a security point of view.
maybe i just missed some settings? any help would be appreciated.
I want TWO icons. A firewall and a D+ icon. The firewall icon should have the colouring like in 2.4, I’m fully supporting Graham1 here. The D+ icon should have a right-click option for installation mode.