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Solved: Volume icon on taskbar

Q: Solved: Volume icon on taskbar

Hi, hopefully this is an easy/dumb question. My speaker icon disappeared off of my taskbar. Is ther an easy way to get it back? Only other way I know to adjust the volume is to go to control panel which is a pain. Thanks for any help you can give.

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A: Solved: Volume icon on taskbar

Steve, Go into your Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices and under the Volume tab checkmark "Place volume icon in taskbar" click Apply/OK. If it is checkmarked uncheck it click Apply/OK then go back and checkmark it, click Apply/OK.

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I have this little problem with the volume Icon in the taskbar I would like to have it there all the time I am running windows XP Pro I have tried both the classic and regular XP versions with the same results for both When I open the sounds program from the control panel there is a place to check for adding the volume control icon to the taskbar I check it and click ok It adds the volume icon to the taskbar and it works ok However next time I start the computer it is missing again taskbar missing from Icon Volume Solved: If I again open the sounds the box is already checked If I uncheck it and click ok then check it again and click ok it will again add the volume Icon to the task bar Either checking or unchecking quot hide inactive Icons quot makes no difference either Is there a way to make the volume Icon be there all the time I think maybe it might be a registry setting but I don t know where to look for it Any help will be appreceiated Thank You nbsp

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hi I really don t know what happen or how to explain this but ill try my best ok yesterday i was getting ready to play my music from my dell inspiron notebook when i turned on the music it was really loud So on my keyboard usually i would hold quot Fn quot key and the quot Page Dn quot key page dn key also is used for lowering volume when holding Fn key to lower the volume However the little quot Volume Meter quot window popped up and the volume wasn t going up or down therefore i couldn t change the volume I also glanced to the taskbar and noticed that the volume icon was missing I figured if i opened the volume control from the control panel the icon would come back but it didnt In the quot Sound and Audio Device Properties quot window in quot Volume quot Tab under quot Device Volume quot i dragged the bar and that helped see on pls Solved: control taskbar my volume help Cannot icon lower higher the volume I dont understand why it doesn t work when i try to lower higher the volume using the volume control but it works when i try it under the quot Device Volume quot I restarted the computer hoping everything will be Solved: Cannot see my volume control icon on taskbar pls help back to normal but it still the same Any ideas on what has happened is there something wrong with my audio device or whatever it is called Thanks alot for any help suggestions nbsp

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I know this is a minor issue but its annoying, to say the least, to constantly go to the control panel to replace it.

Task bar locked/unlocked makes no difference. Seems every time I reboot I must replace the volume icon to easily access volume controls.

Any suggestions? Registry error?

XP SP3 kept current through automatic updates

Thank you for your time and attention

A:[SOLVED] volume icon disappears constantly from taskbar xp

Are you the only user of your pc

Have you made any changes to the startup programs/msconfig??

Have you recently installed any new anti virus?
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A:Regarding Volume icon in taskbar

In Control Panel, Sounds, put a checkmark in the Display Icon on Taskbar.
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A:Volume icon deleted from taskbar

Open Device Manager and see if there are yellow signs, conflicts, unknown devices, etc. Check 'Sound, video and game controllers'. You may need to reinstall Sound drivers.
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I have reset explorer.exe and it pops back, but when I restart my laptop it does not show up again.

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Fix Volume Icon Missing from Taskbar Problem in Windows 8/7/Vista - YouTube

Any ideas?


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According to the Dell downloads for the 15R SE, this has Conexant audio. Suggest you download and install the driver from Dell, as the first step.

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A:Taskbar volume icon problem

Hello IonicRipper, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The next time that it happens, see if METHOD TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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A:No volume icon in taskbar since Windows 10

The volume icon has returned for me.  Is there no way to delete a thread here?

But while I'm here....  I'm still having problems with audio not being as loud.  Max volume seems half as loud as it used to be.  Anyone have any ideas?
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A:Re-enabling Volume Icon In Taskbar...

Have a look here and see if this is your problemhttp://en.allexperts.comMark
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When this happens, which is frequently,  I go into Control Panel  "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" and find that the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" box is still ticked.
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Not important, perhaps, but I find it very irritating.  Why does this happen, and what can I do to stop it?  

A:Volume icon disappears from taskbar.

Hi, you may find another option for sound to appear everytime by going to Taskbar (right-click) - Properties - Customize - look for the sound icon then change to 'show notification and icon' hit Apply or Ok.
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i got the computer back and now the power and volume icons have disappeared.
the time and messenger are still there

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A:no power OR volume icon in taskbar

You can reset them using this Tutorial:
Notification Area - System Icons
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Any ideas?

Sorry if this problem sounds really trivial, just an annoyance.

Many thanks


A:How do I get the volume icon back on the taskbar?

Hi Loveless and welcome to W7 Forums

Take a look at this: System Icons - Enable or Disable
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Also, and this is secondary, when I upgraded to Windows 7 I noticed my PC took longer to start up and longer to perform basic functions like opening up my web browser.

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A:Volume icon missing from Taskbar

This "might" help. I found it in a forum on this site, helped me.

Is there anything pinned currently?

Here is here is where they get stored:

C:\Users\<your user account name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Drag a program shortcut to this folder, see if it gets pinned.

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A:How to keep volume icon in the Taskbar permanently

jjamjatra, Go to the link below and under the letter "N" scroll down to "Notification Area - Icons Disappearing" then scroll down a little to "Tip: Volume Control disappears in the Notification Area. Once present, run this edit." and download the reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

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A:volume icon is missing on taskbar

Welcome to the forums;EN-US;Q319095

If you don't have an xp cd try these

First try : Go into your Control Panel and open Folder Options, under the View tab uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)", click Apply/OK. Now go into Windows Explorer(Not Internet Explorer) and go to C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and open it. Locate the sndvol32.exe file right click it,choose copy. Next go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder and open it. In the right pane right click an empty area and choose Paste. Now you should have your volume icon back.

if this doesn't work, then download the exe file from:
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A:Volume Icon not appearing in taskbar

In that image you posted perhaps this setting (which you have as OFF) should be ON?
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A:Place volume icon in the taskbar

Ran full scan on malwarebytes again and came up with a different set of viruses. So I'm on that right now. Maybe I was too hasty with my post. I'll update once I get the viruses sorted out and am discovering none on additional scans.
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Just typed up the instructions for XP then realised you said vista!

Anywho, Just right click on your start orb and select Properties, In the Notification Area tab theres a Checkbox for Volume Icon in System icons, check it :)
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A:Sound is fine, but no volume icon on taskbar?!?!?!

try this

Right click in the task bar where the icons are normally displayed
pop up menu
Under system icons
always show
check volume.
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A:volume control taskbar icon still misbehaving

Fake sysaudio.sys causes Searchengine HijackIts possible sndvol32.exe was corrupted. Go to the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder and locate the sndvol32.exe file. Right-click on it and choose copy. Go to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, open it and paste a copy of the file there. Let it overwrite the existing copy if present.
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A:restoring the volume control icon to the taskbar

Hi .You might try #320 at . These are safe files to run, a very knowledgeable, reliable source.Louis
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Hello Strawberryez,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be what you were looking for.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,
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A:No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio

Damn, it seems like you tried just about everyting.

Check your Bios to make sure audio is enabled.

Other than that, the only thing I can recommend is reinstalling windows xp (your files and folders would be safe)
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A:No system sounds, volume icon in taskbar, or Internet audio

Hi bge2i. Welcome to TSF.

You could try running the command "sfc /scannow" in a command prompt window, which you can access by going to START>ACCESSORIES>COMMAND PROMPT. Let me know if that helps.

Good day.

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picture in attachment

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A:My Volume icon no longer shows on my taskbar, ( Picture included )

Did you click on "Restore Default Icon Behaviors" in the panel you show?
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A:Satelllite L830-10U: WIn 7 Volume icon missing in taskbar + unable to show

Its not notebook problem but your system is muddled up.
Check this YouTube video which shows you how to enable this sound icon again:
[Volume icon is disabled or grayed out|]

Its about Vista but should work for Win 7 too
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Start, right click, click properties, click taskbar, click customize, find the volume item, click the idicator to the right, ie: Hide when inactive or whatever yours says. Select Always Show. Click OK, click Apply and OK.
and unless I am mistaken in the cause, Hey presto.
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Hi see the info here Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area, and you may receive an error message when you try to add it
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Hi pauloz

If you right click on the Dial-Up connection and select
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Do you have the option to uncheck: Show icon in notification area when connected ?

Does the connection show a Status of Enabled or Disconnected?
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Hello and Welcome to TSF

Please read this sticky:

If you cannot complete any of the 5 steps for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed, and post your logs in The HJT Help Forum; where an Analyst will assist you. However, it is very important to make mention of any of the steps that you were not able to complete.

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Hello Billjh, you never mentioned what anti-virus you're using, but in any event I hope you have your xp cd because you're going to need for this. Go to Start>Run, type sfc /scannow.
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You must be referring to the Show Desktop Icon?

Read this:

(do not install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Pro, it's only advertising)
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have a look at the following (scroll down to relevant line)
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Method 1:
There is no option available in control panel volume settings to show volume icon like earlier operating system. In Windows 8 and 8.1 you can enable volume icon by modifying ?Turn system icons on or off? option.
Right click on or near time clock in notification area and select Properties.

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If the above step hasn?t help, ?Restore default icon behaviors? which may bring back the missing icon.

This is the normal procedure to get back the volume icon. In case the Volume icon option ( on/off) grayed out and you can?t change it, then follow the method 2.

Method 2: If volume icon is missing and you can?t enable it from ?Turn system icons on or off? area, then that could be an issue with explorer process. The following two methods can solve the issue.
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This method has brought back missing volume icon on my Windows 8.1 computer.
b) Registry modification- Its recommended to take a backup before modifying registry.
Open registry editor in Windows and find out;
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

After modifying registry keys, you need to kill and restart the explorer.exe process to take effect.
-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

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Hello Nyarlathotep,

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please right click the existing shortcut and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar,
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See if ie has a shield on that listing if not Open and right click it on the taskbar and Pin to Taskbar,
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Hello everyone,
There is a strange problem I am facing for quite a long time. Whenever I get connected to the internet using a dialup connection, the connection icon which used to come in the taskbar doesn't come. Also when I connect usb devices there is no device connection icon in the taskbar. The strange thing is that when I go to control panel and load "sound and audio device" and tick "place the volume icon in the taskbar", both internet connection icon and usb devices icon appear in the taskbar. Whenever I reboot the system, the volume icon disappears again, needing to re-tick the "place the volume icon in the taskbar" in the "sound and audio device". This is really annoying me. Kindly help me.

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This is a different problem. My volume icon disappeared and the computer no longer makes sounds and I can not hear online applications like You Tube.

If I download a file I can play it back and hear it just fine.

I have checked the volume tab so that is not it and I'm out of ideas. I can not find the original disk to reinsert the driver. This is a dell and I have SigmaTel and the troubeshooting tells me there is nothing wrong with it.

Help please.