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Windows 7: No Level Indicator When Using Keyboard Audio Volume Controls


28 Jul 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 64 bit
 
 
No Level Indicator When Using Keyboard Audio Volume Controls

Guess what guys ? I have a new problem ! Imagine that.I've googled for answers and closest I came was the Dell quickset app.But,after downloading 3 versions (the last one actually installed) my problem is not solved.It's a small issue really.But,annoying....

The problem is when I use the keyboard buttons to either raise/lower/mute audio volume levels,the buttons work BUT...no level indicator is being displayed onscreen.Anybody else ever have this problem and how did you solve it ?

This is mommas laptop and any help much appreciated.The laptop is a Dell Latitude E6400.I'll be back in about 30-45 mins.Gotta run to the grocery store for her.

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28 Jul 2013   #2

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Have you tried this?
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Look on the taskbar and see if you have the Dell Quickset icon there. It's in the shape of a blue Q with a yellow tail sticking out of it. Click the icon (on some versions you must right click it) and uncheck 'disable onscreen volume meter.'

If the icon is missing look under Start/All Programs and see if you have the Dell Quickset program. Follow the arrow to the word 'Quickset' and click on it and the 'Q' icon should appear on the taskbar.

Source: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545 - Laptop Audio Forum - Laptop - Dell Community
Disregard model, quickset is the same for all models.

If the Q icon keeps disappearing check "notifications" Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons to force it to remain visible.
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
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28 Jul 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 64 bit
 
 

Anak...no dice.It appears to me that there is no Dell Quickset even installed.Or,I can't find it.In fact,when I went to Dells site,it almost appears that Quickset was never even meant for this model !? I even went into ctrl pnl & looked around for something that I might be able to change & ??? Hmmmmmmm.Anymore suggestions ?

No Quickset icon on taskbar or start menu.I'll be here poking around for maybe another hour for answers if you happen to find anything.Thank you Anak.
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29 Jul 2013   #4

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Would your Mom's E6400 (E64) be running Vista 32 bit?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post
Anak...no dice.It appears to me that there is no Dell Quickset even installed.Or,I can't find it.
Try looking for the file name R163012.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell or C:\Program Files\Dell, if this is the x64 version. You might also try copy/paste R163012.exe into the Start/search box and see what comes up:
Attachment 278655

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post
In fact,when I went to Dells site,it almost appears that Quickset was never even meant for this model !?
Oh, it was available for the E64 but I'm seeing reviews that it was manufactured in, around, the Summer/Fall of '08?
When a model gets to be older than say 3years, Dell has this habit of "cleaning up" their website sending a user to pages that say:
  • "Invalid or demoted driver"
  • "This product is unavailable. Below we have suggested a comparable system".

IMHO. This has a twofold affect,
  1. It's good for Dell's bottom line especially if you're a die-hard Dell user, If I can't find support for my machine I might as well buy a new one.
  2. But, it makes it harder for a Dell user that likes the way their machine works (Your Mom). If I can't find support for my perfectly good machine I'm just going to try harder to find help for it like your doing right now.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post
I even went into ctrl pnl & looked around for something that I might be able to change & ??? Hmmmmmmm.Anymore suggestions ?
No Quickset icon on taskbar or start menu.I'll be here poking around for maybe another hour for answers if you happen to find anything.Thank you Anak.
Well, its a good chance that if you can't find the file, you won't find the program or icon.

Suggestions? To paraphrase John Paul Jones; I haven't yet begun to suggest!


Getting back to Quickset, Do you know how to enter the BIOS on the E64? Check its version, look for; A03, A05, A09, it may be in the title line or it may be in system information I'm not sure. If its different than those three post back the version.

If you can't find a match try each one of these three, one at a time, right click the file and click "Run as Administrator" Step #8 in the following tutorial. If it doesn't work try installing it in Compatibility Mode for Vista.

Dell QuickSet, v.8.0.11, A03

Dell QuickSet, v.8.2.14, A05

Dell QuickSet, v.8.2.20, A09

More help for the E64:
Windows Vista Tutorials

https://www.dell.com/support/Manuals...latitude-e6400

Your problem may be deeper, there is a member that works for dell if I can track him down I'll ask if he can stop by for a look.
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30 Jul 2013   #5

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post
Guess what guys ? I have a new problem ! Imagine that.I've googled for answers and closest I came was the Dell quickset app.But,after downloading 3 versions (the last one actually installed) my problem is not solved.It's a small issue really.But,annoying....

The problem is when I use the keyboard buttons to either raise/lower/mute audio volume levels,the buttons work BUT...no level indicator is being displayed onscreen.Anybody else ever have this problem and how did you solve it ?

This is mommas laptop and any help much appreciated.The laptop is a Dell Latitude E6400.I'll be back in about 30-45 mins.Gotta run to the grocery store for her.
Hi guitarfiend,

Latitude system doesn't get system with the Quickset software. We have a DELL control point software for these systems which provides better ease of functionality on the system.

You can download the same from the below link:

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER4375...IN_R279622.EXE

Also, you can download all drivers and applications for your system at the below link:

Drivers for Latitude E6400

Please check the same and let us know the results so we can advise you further if required.
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30 Jul 2013   #6

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SandeepP, Thank you for stopping by and offering your assistance.

Do you know if the control point software offers the on screen volume level indicator?
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30 Jul 2013   #7

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. Its the Dell Feature Enhancement Pack 2.2.1 that is needed
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31 Jul 2013   #8

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
SandeepP, Thank you for stopping by and offering your assistance.

Do you know if the control point software offers the on screen volume level indicator?
Hi Anak,

Unfortunately I don't have the access to a Latitude system currently to test the application for its complete features.

However, Latitudes doesn't come with the Quickset software. Instead it comes with Control Point which provides various features to control various function of the system at one click.


As suggested by maxie user can also download the Enhancement Pack at the below link and let us know the results:

32 bit

64 bit

Hopefully one of the software should be able to resolve the issue of the OP.
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31 Jul 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Okay, it's up to the original poster (OP) now. we'll just have to wait until he gets the chance to try Maxie and your suggestions.
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01 Aug 2013   #10

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Okay, it's up to the original poster (OP) now. we'll just have to wait until he gets the chance to try Maxie and your suggestions.
Hi Anak,

Yes, hopefully one of the software should resolve the issue user posted.
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