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Windows 7: volume control icon

21 Aug 2009   #1

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
volume control icon

hi guys,

i've got a new one:

on my eeepc 1000h, running Windows 7 for a few months now, my volume control icon has disapeared from the bottom right task bar.

i have found in the control panel a set of menus for enabling these items but it wont allow me to change the volum control on/off to on.

anybody else come across this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Did you try restarting?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

To make the icons reappear, and enable the check boxes for the system icons, delete the specific registry keys.

System Icons - Enable or Disable
  1. Run Registry Editor (RegEdit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify
  3. In the right Details pane, delete the IconStreams registry entry.
  4. In the right Details pane, click the PastIconsStream registry entry.
  5. Exit Registry Editor.
  6. Restart the Explorer.exe process.
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My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Aug 2009   #4

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp

thanks shayx,

that did the trick, are there any other responses to that action i should expect or keep an eye out for?

cheers for the help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

nothing i believe.
no side affects if that what you're asking.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7

Hello & thank you in advance for any help here.

I am running Windows 7 & am looking for a way to keep my volume control on screen instead of fading after a couple seconds. I am sure there is a key in registry file which controls this, however I do not know what to look for. Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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