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Windows 7: Looking for Software (Sound Volume)


17 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
Looking for Software (Sound Volume)

Hello,

I have always wanted a piece of software that when I change the volume via the keyboard it gives me a notification above the volume Icon on the task bar. (see pictures below)

An example of this would be on a mac, When you change the volume or the screen brightness it brings an overlay with that information on it. below is a link to what I am talking about.



Today when I muted my volume it came up with a bar notifying me the volume was muted and it is something exactly like what I would want to see when changing the volume. here is a link of the notification. (I don't know why it came up today, I didn't change anything and I use my mute button on my keyboard all the time)



I am using windows 7

Do you know of any programs to do this? and what is what I am looking for commonly called?

And in general does anyone know of a program that does this for more then just volume, such as screen brightness.

Please if you have anything let me know!!!

Nathan

(It you find a solution to this I will always remember you. Kinda like that time Happyfeet helped me with a problem about ubuntu... I wont forget!)

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17 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

control panel/audio and sound devices/check the box that says show in task bar.

This should show a generic but functional volume control
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17 Feb 2011   #3

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

What computer brand are you using?

Some computer manufacturers provide volume control similar to that OS X volume control image.
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17 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Wow quick responses!!!!

@maguscreed - I have the taskbar icon (It does change the number of lines coming from the speaker icon see second picture)

@DeanP - I am looking for multiple computers, as once I get an answer all of my computers will be using it. But I am using a Toshiba Laptop, acer aspire one netbook and a custom built computer.

I have been looking for ages, I just cant find a program.
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18 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hey there, if you are looking for something like the OSX bezel, 3RVX is the way to go forward. It's a skinnable volume level overlay, and the default skin is the one from OSX. Best thing about it is it's freeware. I've been usisng it for a while now, don't know what I'd do if I had to go back to the one HP bundled with the computer . It is available all over the web, but here is the software informer link

Edit: It's commonly known as an On-Screen Volume Controller/Control/Notifier/Indicator and other similar combinations.
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21 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
Thank you!

Thank you Ozzy441, This is exactly what I was looking for.

Now I have another question. How do I get rid of the previous on-screen overlay that was coming up before?

This is an image of what it looks like now. How would I find out what is creating the green volume bar to remove it?

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...nk/Problem.jpg


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22 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What make of machine are you using? For example, mine is HP, so the offending bar was HP tone control. Also, can you post a screen of task manager showing applications, and showing processes, whilst this bar is active?
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