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On screen volume controls

by Laptopcrazy / November 5, 2005 5:23 AM PST

Can someone help me find the menu that allows the volume controls to show on screen when I increase, decrease or mute the volume? I have a compaq presario 2500 notebook, windows XP home edition SP1. I think it's on the control panel somewhere, but I can't find it.


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Laptop, Have You Tried??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 5, 2005 5:35 AM PST

Double clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right corner? It will display the volume controls for either the "Playback" or "Recording" options..To select the opposite while viewing the controls, click on "Options" in the upper left, choose "Properties", the select either "Playback" or "Recording" to view the controls for that particular option.

If the speaker icon isn't there, then click on Start-Control Panel, double click on the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon, then on the "Volume" tab, place a CHECK mark in the box next to "Place Volume icon in Task Bar", then click on "Apply".. Next, click on the "Audio" tab at the top of the window and in the "Audio Playback" section, click on the "Volume" button. You'll see the volume controls..To close the main windows, click on OK.

Hope this helps.


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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2005 5:44 AM PST

I never found such in any menu. I did however find that HP/Compaq had some keyboard enhancer software installed and that did the onscreen volume bars.


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by Laptopcrazy / November 7, 2005 1:56 AM PST
In reply to: Just sharing.

That jogged my memory. It was on the control panel under the keyboard options.


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