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Windows 7: Programs minimize when I adjust Volume

16 Nov 2009   #1
jbwt3

Windows 7
 
 
Programs minimize when I adjust Volume

Well the title pretty much says it all. Every time I have a program open and I use the keyboard to adjust the volume the program that I am using minimizes. I searched these forums for an answer but couldn't really find anything. Does anyone else have this problem? I am not sure what to do and want to fix it.

This is on a computer less than a week old.


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16 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbwt3 View Post
Well the title pretty much says it all. Every time I have a program open and I use the keyboard to adjust the volume the program that I am using minimizes. I searched these forums for an answer but couldn't really find anything. Does anyone else have this problem? I am not sure what to do and want to fix it.

This is on a computer less than a week old.
Hi and welcome

do you have any application that 'maps' specific keys? Was this an upgrade? what keys are you using for the volume?

Thanks
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Ken J
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16 Nov 2009   #3
jbwt3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbwt3 View Post
Well the title pretty much says it all. Every time I have a program open and I use the keyboard to adjust the volume the program that I am using minimizes. I searched these forums for an answer but couldn't really find anything. Does anyone else have this problem? I am not sure what to do and want to fix it.

This is on a computer less than a week old.
Hi and welcome

do you have any application that 'maps' specific keys? Was this an upgrade? what keys are you using for the volume?

Thanks
\

Ken J
Thank you for the welcome, I have no application that maps the specific keys I am aware of, unless it comes default with the computer. There is a volume adjustment button at the top of the keyboard that I use (specifically for volume only). I am kind of confused what you mean by an upgrade though? It is a brand spankin new computer which had Windows 7 pre installed. (Not sure if that answers your question)
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26 Nov 2009   #4
hansede

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Second

Just wanted to say that I'm having the same issue, and it's rather obnoxious. Whenever I'm playing a game and I need to adjust the volume, the game gets minimized. This is on a Sony Vaio FW-490 laptop using the volume control buttons at the top of the keyboard. If anyone can suggest a fix, it would be greatly appreciated. I'll update if I find anything myself.
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26 Nov 2009   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

It could be a driver issue. Have you run Windows Updates and checked optional updates?
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26 Nov 2009   #6
hansede

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Nope

My computer is completely up to date including all optional updates. It seems to me that Windows is considering the volume adjustment image that pops up to be its own window, so it minimizes my full screen window when that pseudo-window pops up. For me this only happens with a full screen application like most computer games, never with any other windows.
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26 Nov 2009   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Contact Sony they should provide an option - keep posting this is interesting.
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26 Nov 2009   #8
hansede

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Also

Another clue is that Civilization IV is minimized by this, but Team Fortress 2 does not get minimized when I adjust the volume. I'll try some other games later.
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26 Nov 2009   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You might want to remap the keys but the panel might not be supported.
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02 Dec 2009   #10
Wheelbarrow

Windows 7 (7600) 64 bit
 
 

I have the same problem. I just bought an HP p6228p. It minimizes when I adjust the volume via keyboard when I'm playing games or have a program open. Drivers are updated. It's very annoying!
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