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#1 Ky Colonel

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:49 AM

:) 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 of the start menu. 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 apply and OK. It adds the volume icon to the taskbar and it works ok. However: next time I start the computer it is missing again. 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. Next restart, it is missing again. Either checking or unchecking "hide inactive Icons" 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.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:49 AM

This problem has been around for years and there is no definitive answer. Read through all of this http://winhlp.com/WxSystray.htm

Edited by BurrWalnut, 05 June 2007 - 08:51 AM.


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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:51 AM

Depends. If it is just hidden then right click on start - properties - taskbar - customize - volume and set to always show. If it has been disabled - control panel - sounds - and check "Place volume icon in the task bar" :)

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:07 AM

This problem has been around for years and there is no definitive answer. Read through all of this http://winhlp.com/WxSystray.htm


may explain why the registry fix here (copy and paste the whole thing into Notepad, save as a .reg file and double click) ,

http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 320 on the left, is so big.

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#5 Ky Colonel

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:57 AM

This problem has been around for years and there is no definitive answer. Read through all of this http://winhlp.com/WxSystray.htm



This is the answer to my problem of missing Volume Icon..

I went to Add/Remove windows system components and unchecked the UPNP box.
After a restart the Volume Icon is now in the systems tray.

Thank You very much.
Problem solved as of Wed. June 6, 2007.

#6 Amir

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:37 AM

Hi i have the same problem as above XPPRO SP3 however i cannot disable UPNP because i'm using it as well. is there any solution around for the vol. icon ? :pullhair:

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