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Lost the icon for volume on Windows 7
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pambon



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:48 pm    Post subject: Lost the icon for volume on Windows 7 Reply with quote

I have followed all the advice I found on the internet, which thankfully was easy to do, but to no avail. Not only that but the volume icon was not even mentioned among the things I could put on my task bar.
Any ideas as to where it is and how to get it back onto my taskbar, please?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally found the volume icon by searching for 'volume icon' in the start box. It shows as inactive, but when I click on that it does not budge from INACTIVE. I am unable to make it ACTIVE.
Suggestions.....
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite sure what has happened, however this how we havea way to customise icons on the taskbar.
either go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons or right click the task bar this brings up a box "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" Clicking on customize will bring the same Control Panel as above. From this you can customise the icons.
There is also a help on the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the UP and down arrows on the keyboard changes the volume just as dragging the indicator with the mouse.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done it,but Volume doesn't even appear among the possibilities.
The only time I can actually get Volume to appear in the Icon Notification Area is when I type the request into the start box and that particular window of Icon Notification Area appears showing it. All other similar windows from any other source do not even show Volume as a possibility.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the bottom of the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons you will see Turn System Icons on or Off.
Click that and ensure that the icons you want are ON
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done that too. All sorts of icons came on that I'm not interested in but not volume...
Should say the volume was not among the icons listed on the notifications....



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pambon
This could be pure coincidence but I lost my sound icon on the task bar the other day too. I couldn't get it back either, but the next day, having closed down, it had miraculously just reappeared. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bottom right hand of the tray on home page there should be an arrow - hovver your mouse over it, it should say 'hidden icons' . Open it up. click on 'customise' - this will open a box with a list. The 'Speakers/Volume' icon should be on the list.

See what it is set to - & reverse it. shut it down. Open it up again & set it to what you want. shut it down, restart PC. it should be in the tray when it reboots.

Works for me - mine seems to disappear about once every 2 months!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't seem to have that arrow, but I just realised I'm on window 8 and not 7, sorry!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Bottom right hand of the tray on home page" Try hard to understand what this means. Home page is not related to home computer it is more related to the internet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_page

Now the following solutions are more technical. If you are not confident in messing this deep inside the operation system (windoze), then please do not attempt these repairs.
http://ccm.net/faq/6564-windows-volume-icon-missing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

casasantoestevo wrote:
"Bottom right hand of the tray on home page" Try hard to understand what this means. Home page is not related to home computer it is more related to the internet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_page

Now the following solutions are more technical. If you are not confident in messing this deep inside the operation system (windoze), then please do not attempt these repairs.
http://ccm.net/faq/6564-windows-volume-icon-missing


Sorry - was trying to make it simple.

"In the tray at bottom of screen oi right hand corner"

I am not techy - just saying what works for me on a regular basis.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kyreniagirl wrote:
casasantoestevo wrote:
"Bottom right hand of the tray on home page" Try hard to understand what this means. Home page is not related to home computer it is more related to the internet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_page

Now the following solutions are more technical. If you are not confident in messing this deep inside the operation system (windoze), then please do not attempt these repairs.
http://ccm.net/faq/6564-windows-volume-icon-missing


Sorry - was trying to make it simple.

"In the tray at bottom of screen oi right hand corner"

I am not techy - just saying what works for me on a regular basis.


I might not have had the arrow, but I understood your language KG!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kyreniagirl wrote:
Bottom right hand of the tray on home page there should be an arrow - hovver your mouse over it, it should say 'hidden icons' . Open it up. click on 'customise' - this will open a box with a list. The 'Speakers/Volume' icon should be on the list.

See what it is set to - & reverse it. shut it down. Open it up again & set it to what you want. shut it down, restart PC. it should be in the tray when it reboots.

Works for me - mine seems to disappear about once every 2 months!


KG when I first noticed the icon was missing (because I wanted to turn off the sound of an advert...) I clicked on the arrow but the volume icon was missing from the icons that came up. Now after trying various methods I have a task bar of unwanted icons (ugh!)
And no arrow.......

Tomorrow I will drop the laptop off at my IT guru and let them find the icon and remove the unwanted ones which I have been unable to do.

I hate hi-tech .
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pambon, you should install something like Team Viewer and then your IT guru can simply fix things remotely without the need to take it anywhere.
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