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Windows 7: Volume icon for tray that's not a speaker icon

17 May 2017   #1

Windows 7 Premium
Volume icon for tray that's not a speaker icon

I'd like to replace the small windows speaker icon in the taskbar tray. A sound icon with a color bar of some sort. As small as it would be, it would show bars of green yellow and red. If it showed red, it would mean I have my volume set to max using headphones (music). Seeing that the bar is showing red would allow me to reduce my windows volume before I start a game and blast my ears out. Can anyone recommend one?

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18 May 2017   #2

Windows 7 Premium

Anyone know of a replacement for the Windows taskbar tray icon that shows volume?

In other words, at a glance I want to see a more accurate icon. One with light colored bars. I would know to turn down the volume before starting a game if I saw the icon bar in red. Clicking on my desired new icon would work the same as the speaker icon for adjusting the volume.

I want to quick glance my taskbar tray and see what my volume is set at . Something other than a speaker icon.

Sorry, no...I don't want to have to move my mouse cursor to check my Windows sound volume tray icon. I don't think I'm lazy either. Why not be able to just glance at it? Anyone know of a replacement for the Windows taskbar tray of Sound?
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26 May 2017   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

It looks like it would be as simple as editing %systemroot%\windows\system32\SndVolSSO.ddl using resource hacker.
Simple enough, only when I go to save changes, it says access is denied. Even after taking full control and ownership of system32 folder and the .dll file, I still am unable to overwrite the original.

So what we need now is someone who knows how to bypass permissions in the system32 folder

PS: once we figure out how to get this working, I'll happily design some .icos for this.
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26 May 2017   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

A quick search found this SndVolPlus may give what you want

Will have a more in depth look and if I see anything will post / edit


This is another that is still being actively supported
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