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Windows 7: Make volume bar show when changing from keyboard?


24 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Make volume bar show when changing from keyboard?

When I change volume from my keyboard or my mouse's programmable buttons, is there some way to make the volume bar show automatically so that I can see what level I'm setting it at?

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24 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What mouse and keyboard? That sort of thing is usually only available through the software that comes with the mouse or keyboard.
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24 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Unless your keyboard or mouse has the software capability to do so, no.

Example of a keyboard with this capability is the Logitech Wave keyboard - Cordless Desktop® Wave (I have one). Some Microsoft Keyboards do this as well. Again, it comes down to the software that accompanies the KB/Mouse.

BTW it would be helpful to your post is you listed the item(s) in question.
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24 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Logitech G700 and Microsoft's basic keyboard. The keyboard has marked volume buttons as it is made to work with windows. It defeats the purpose of changing volume from the keyboard if I have to go to the tray and check the volume levels.
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24 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

OK, so did your keyboard come with software for it? Did you install it? If installed, have you checked the settings?
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24 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

No software for the keyboard. No option like that for the mouse. The volume control works just fine. I just don't know how much I've changed it. It would be convenient if the volume bar from the tray pops up from the tray when it is being adjusted from the keyboard/mouse. The way it does on VLC when you scroll. Guess its too much to ask since windows probably doesn't have it built in.
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25 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hplp20 View Post
Guess its too much to ask since windows probably doesn't have it built in.
I'll say it again.... It's the software that comes with the keyboard that provides the feature you're looking for, not Windows.

I also gave you an example with Logitech's Wireles Wave keyboard which does have the option you're looking for through their Setpoint software. So yeah.... with the proper software, this feature is available under Windows... I have it.
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25 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I have setpoint for my mouse and there seems to be no such option. Just assigning volume up/down to buttons.
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25 Dec 2010   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hplp20 View Post
I have setpoint for my mouse and there seems to be no such option. Just assigning volume up/down to buttons.
I have a Logitech Media keyboard, which has a volume control which does display an OSD for it, but it is not done via Setpoint, it is just built-in.
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25 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hplp20 View Post
I have setpoint for my mouse and there seems to be no such option.
I have a logitech mouse as well, and while your statement is true for the mouse with regards to the setpoint software, It ain't true for the keyboard.... Which you don't have.

And just so you know, the Setpoint software works on both keyboard and mouse....

Make volume bar show when changing from keyboard?-setpoint-software.jpg

Anyways your question has been answered.... (a few times).

Good luck.


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