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Windows 7: I lost my volume control

07 Feb 2012   #1
ShaneR

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I lost my volume control

The volume control slider on the taskbar at the bottom right has disappeared. How do I get it back?


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07 Feb 2012   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi.

Check this System Icons - Turn On or Off

Follow this step,Right click on the taskbar and click on Properties.........
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07 Feb 2012   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Click on the start orb, click on Computer, click Harddisk(drive), click Windows, then click System 32. Scroll down to SndVol (icon), right click and pin it to the task bar.
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07 Feb 2012   #4
ShaneR

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Jacee, that pins an icon of a speaker to the task bar. There's no volume slider. Different from the one I lost.
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07 Feb 2012   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShaneR View Post
Jacee, that pins an icon of a speaker to the task bar. There's no volume slider. Different from the one I lost.
Did you tried this? System Icons - Turn On or Off
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07 Feb 2012   #6
ShaneR

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Hi.

Check this System Icons - Turn On or Off

Follow this step,Right click on the taskbar and click on Properties.........

Wow, this is complicated. I followed your link. Open control panel. Easy. All items view? I don't see that option. I see category, large icons, small icons. I don't see a system icons icon. I messed around with the task bar, got my icon back, but I also have all the icons that used to be in a my action center spread out on my taskbar.
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07 Feb 2012   #7
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

A) Control Panel\Notification Area Icons Unselect the "Always show all show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" (view attachment)

B) Click Turn system icons on or off and there select which icons you want,in your case set volume On (view attachment)


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07 Feb 2012   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

On the taskbar click the show hidden icons arrow and select "customize"

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then go through the list selecting whether to show icons and notifications or only show notifications etc to get the icons off the taskbar.

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select show icon and notification on the volume icon and see if it returns on the taskbar.


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07 Feb 2012   #9
ShaneR

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I appreciate the help, but found the suggestions confusing. So I used system restore. Got my action center and volume slider icon back.
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07 Feb 2012   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if in doubt give it a clout'

at least you have it sorted.

welcome to sevenforums
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