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.
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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.