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Blue volume icon in the middle of the screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Matteus, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. Matteus

    Matteus Thread Starter

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    There is a blue (light blue color) volume icon in the middle of the screen that won't go away and it pops up randomly.

    It doesn't look like a Windows icon, any type of Media Player or anything else I can rocegnize - it pops up without me typing OR pushing buttons OR playing media files. It disappears randomly as well.
    My cursor goes behind the bar and can't be closed.

    I have Windows Vista. I've searched on forums, but I can find only about volume icons that are as a result of monitors (which is not the case here) and so on.

    It used to pop-up every once in a while and disappear, but now it's been there non stop for a couple of months.

    Advice anyone?
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Can you post a screenshot of that volume icon?


    To take a screenshot,

    1- Hit the Printscreen key on your keyboard. This will copy your entire screen to the clipboard. Hitting ALT + Printscreen will only copy the active window.

    2- Open Paint.

    3- Select Edit.

    4- Click on Paste.

    5- Select File.

    6- Click on Save As...

    7- Save your screenshot as a JPEG file.

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  3. Matteus

    Matteus Thread Starter

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    Hi Phantom,
    Thanks for replying.
    I don't if I'm doing something wrong but I can't copy it.
    When I do a printscreen and want to crop the part I want to isolate, it shows as an empty (white) rectangle in the JPEG.
    If I do Alt + Printscreen as you suggested, it copies the Windows start button.
    If I just copy the whole desktop, the "volume" icon I want to show just doesn't appear in the image after I save it.
    I'm a bit baffled!
     
  4. Phantom010

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    You need to paste the image inside Paint, after hitting Printscreen. Take the whole screen.
     
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    I'm guessing it's some hot key or on-screen display that you're accidentally pressing.

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