Missing volume bar

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by coach5inbuff, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. coach5inbuff

    coach5inbuff Guest

    I just purchased a new computer with Vista on it and when I began using it as
    I raised or lowered the volume a volume bar appeared that showed the relative
    level of the volume. For no reason, when I adjust the volume the bar no
    longer appears. I did not intentionally turn it off and would like it back
    on. How do I get the volume bar to reappear?
     
    coach5inbuff, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. coach5inbuff

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Are you referring to one the appears on the screen as a series of bars? Or
    the one that is sort of gray with a slider that appears vertically over the
    sound icon in the taskbar? The former one is a function of the system that
    may not appear if some other program has control over the screen
    presentation (for instance, my laptop will show the bars if nothing else is
    open, but if I'm running a remote desktop session the bars will not show
    when the volume is adjusted).

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
     
    Rick Rogers, Mar 24, 2007
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  3. coach5inbuff

    Guest

    I also want this on my laptop which is an HP Pavilion dv8315nr. I miss it. I
    also don't want to have to pay $59.00 for a tech to tell me how to do it.
    When I just bought two Hp's running microsoft products. There must be a
    simple fix. Why wasn't it included? Howard Page,Seabrook NH
     
    , Apr 7, 2007
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  4. coach5inbuff

    mikeyhsd Guest

    are you trying to adjust the volume using a key on the keyboard or by clicking on the speaker icon in the tray.
    if it is the keyboard then you need an updated driver from hp.







    I also want this on my laptop which is an HP Pavilion dv8315nr. I miss it. I
    also don't want to have to pay $59.00 for a tech to tell me how to do it.
    When I just bought two Hp's running microsoft products. There must be a
    simple fix. Why wasn't it included? Howard Page,Seabrook NH
     
    mikeyhsd, Apr 7, 2007
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  5. coach5inbuff

    gonotebook Guest

    Can someone please help because I am also having this problem? I love
    the green/grey bar and hope to get it back.
     
    gonotebook, Jan 30, 2008
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    Rickw Guest

    I just bought a DV2915nr and would love to get rid of that gray bar tha
    pops up in the middle of the screen. I found something in the volum
    settings that looked like it, but it didn't do the trick. When I wen
    back to it, it was gone completely. Does anyone know how to get rid o
    that volume bar
     
    Rickw, Jul 12, 2008
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  7. coach5inbuff

    Rickw Guest

    I posted a request to learn how to get rid of that bar. What I foun
    below worked, and reversing it might get back the bar for people wh
    want it:

    You don’t have to uninstall any software to get rid of the on scree
    Volume Display.

    1. Click the Vista start icon, bottom left.
    2. Type RUN in the Start Search box, ENTER.
    3. Type MSCONFIG in the OPEN: area, Click OK.
    4. Click on Continue if asked.
    5. Select the StartUp Tab in the System Configuration menu.
    6. Remove the checkmark from the HP Quicktouch On Screen Display item.
    7. Click on OK and Restart if required. You are done.

    Reverse above procedure to restore to original if desired
     
    Rickw, Jul 12, 2008
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    tranks Guest

    this worked for me. i hated that gray/black volume display that pops u
    in the middle of the screen and blocks everything i'm trying to view fo
    what seems like 10 mins. (really about 5-10 secs

    it was also pointless with the small gray/green bar that pops up in th
    corner too. i like this one and doing the above steps did not effect it
     
    tranks, Apr 30, 2010
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