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Windows 7: Have reinstated Sounds in Notification Area - help now needed please?

17 Nov 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Have reinstated Sounds in Notification Area - help now needed please?

(Wasn't sure where to post this so apologies if it is in an incorrect section).

Some time ago I used a Tutorial here to hide the Sound icon in my Notification area:
System Icons - Enable or Disable

I have now applied the Enable program to reinstate it as, frankly, I missed it and hadn't realised how much I actually use it. All has gone well but it now opens a single volume and I then have to click on Mixer to bring up the full options.

It wasn't like this before I fiddled and hid it and wonder if some kind person can tell me if I it is possible to get the full options back on clicking the icon and how please?

All and any help much appreciated

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17 Nov 2016   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Although I have Windows 10, Seven is probably similar. I just go to the icons, right click on the one that I want and drag it to the area that you want it displayed.
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17 Nov 2016   #3


hi right click on the speaker icon and choose volume control options see if changing things in their makes a diferance. or you could just right click on speaker and select open volume mixer.
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17 Nov 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Oscer1 - thankyou I have tried all the possible combinations there but sadly I am still only getting the single volume when I left click the sound icon. Right clicking on the speaker and selecting the Volume Mixer is a great workaround if I can't reinstate the old behaviour ... thanks for the suggestion.

Richc46 - apologies but I don't quite understand your advice in helping to open the Volume Mixer rather than just a single Volume?
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 Have reinstated Sounds in Notification Area - help now needed please?

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