What is the quickest way (in terms of necessary klicks or keystrokes from the empty desktop) of retrieving your own IP address in windows 10, specifically?

In Windows 7 and in case of wifi, you could get there rather quickly with wifi symbol task bar -> right click network -> status, but this possibility seems gone in Windows 10.

I seem forced to either use ipconfig (which is tedious if you have many interfaces e.g. from virtual machines) or open the network and sharing center which adds one window to the equation.

Is there a better, simpler way?

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    Many trigger happy negative voters around that prefer to stay anonymous.. – vic Nov 13 '15 at 13:59
  • No, it's not. Windows 7 and Windows 10 are not the same, and I don't see why so many people here seem to insist they are. Jusup's answer, for example, only works for Windows 10. – vic Nov 13 '15 at 15:22
  • It's the same question and the same answers still apply (for the most part, if not completely). The marked duplicate is generalized to "Windows" (see tags and title), and also marked as a community Wiki (because it applies broadly to Windows in general). If you'd like to garner more/different/newer answers, consider earning some rep by helping others, and then post a bounty on the existing question. Or, if you'd like to add a new answer that's specific to Windows 10, feel free. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 13 '15 at 15:27
  • Please do not bothered with my answer, if you want to delete the question, please, at least you've got the answer for yourself, if others do not care about your question and concern, why do you have to care for others? I really do not mind if you remove the question. (+1 from me) i also do not care about down voting, it make somebody hurt feeling. – Jusup Nov 13 '15 at 15:52
  • @Jusup It's not that we don't care about the question or the answers, it's simply that the question exists already. As for the downvotes (none of which I cast) I'd guess it's because it's phrased as "the fastest", and that can be seen as subjective. Even if it gets closed as a duplicate, please leave it, as it can help other users find the duplicate quesiton. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 13 '15 at 16:07

In other way at Windows 10, right click Start button, select Task Manager then select performance tab, select either Wi-Fi or Ethernet, you can see both IPv4 and IPv6 address.

  • Now, see, this is already an improvement.. thanks Jusup! – vic Nov 13 '15 at 14:07
  • Your welcome, additionally you can also monitoring the upload and download speed in real time. – Jusup Nov 13 '15 at 14:13

I don't see a simpler way then pressing WIN+R followed by cmd and ipconfig /all | findstr IPv4...

This may be duplicate to this thread fastest method to determin ip address

  • This is what I would recommend as it will show both the IPs, though the optional grep may not be the best approach, as it won't show which is which. – Frank Thomas Nov 13 '15 at 13:38
  • Thanks for the link. The question is indeed the same. But it's 3 years old and concerned Windows 7, not 10 which is why I wouldn't call it a duplicate. – vic Nov 13 '15 at 13:59
  • By the way, even if I did it like this, I would still get multiple IP addresses (VM bridges). Anyway, I know how to script this myself (just add route to the equation) but I was hoping there is a simpler way, such as hovering over the network symbol or something else in a similar fashion. – vic Nov 13 '15 at 14:04
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    No, From MS's perspective, IP addresses would confuse non-technical users (especially IPv6 addresses), so they keep that kind of thing under the hood. – Frank Thomas Nov 13 '15 at 14:37

You can reactivate the Desktop Gadgets and use the Gadget Network Meter to see the IP:

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  • That's a cute app, thanks. I installed it on my Win7 machines right away and will try gadgets revived on Win10. – vic Nov 13 '15 at 19:09

As an IMO inferior alternative to the other proposed solutions, there is an app in the Windows store called IP address. It just displays the internal and external IP address in a Windows 10 live tile.

IP Address Live Tile

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