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Windows 7: Square symbols showing up in volume mixer and google chrome

07 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
Square symbols showing up in volume mixer and google chrome

It's always done this i looked around and saw that maybe another program could be conflicting with it, and something about the font maybe being corrupt. Could be it, or maybe it's an easy fix?

In google chrome it seems japanese symbols or any type of foreign language shows up as ☐☐☐☐'s in the tab titles.

What made me notice / look for it:

Solutions? I can fill in system specs too if needed. Also note that this comp is completely up to date.

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27 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I just noticed this exact same thing, however, in mine its not coming up beside speakers.
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22 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Working fine now, thanks.
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24 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Folowne View Post
Sorry if this is an old post.

Did you ever figure out an solution for this? I'm having the same problems. I'm using Google Chrome also and didn't realize my volume mixer had those square box things at the end.

So if you did find a solution to fix or return it to normal could you forward a how-to to me?


Well since then i have upgraded my monitor to a full hd one and in the process the boxes were fixed without me doing anything specially for it, i suppose changing the resolution did the trick for me...but its just a hunch.
Hope this helps.
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14 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit

Sorry if this is an old post but I also have the same problem. I do not know how to remove the squares. I can't re-install since no windows disk. any ideas?
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12 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit
got rid of them by uninstalling ie9


A quick update on the square issue with the volume mixer. I can remember when I first got my Windows 7 computer, the volume mixer was fine. The squares were only noticed a few days after installing IE9.
So I have decided to uninstall IE9 from the Control Panel, and ever since I have not had any issues with the square symbols. So if you have any issues, try uninstalling IE9 from the CP.
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