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24-Dec-2009, 08:54 AM #1
Volume Bar Missing?
Hello everyone.
For the first few weeks of using Windows 7, there was a volume bar which obviously displayed the volume level when I change the volume.

Just recently, the volume bar just randomly disappeared. I didn't do anything to disable it.
Not a huge problem, but it's really handy if it can be restored.

Does anyone know the solution to this?
I use a Packard Bell laptop and to control the volume, there's a touch panel above the laptop if that helps.
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25-Dec-2009, 05:30 AM #2
Open Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu. In Properties for the Taskbar, under Notification area, click Customize. Then choose 'Show icon and notifications' for the Volume icon.
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30-Dec-2009, 05:22 PM #3
If that doesn't work, on the run menu, type sndvol32. This will open the audio dialogue box.
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