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Missing Volume Control Icon?

Sunday, May 6th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

Hey, Windows 7 users. Have you ever lost your volume icon? You go to change your volume by using the little icon that sits in the bottom right hand corner of your desktop (right next to your clock) and it’s nowhere to be found?

So aggravating!

Well, If you’re using Windows 7, the fix is easy! First, click the Start orb, and in the search box (which appears directly above), type System icons. This should populate a list. Click the one that says “Customize icons on the taskbar.”


In the next window, click Turn system icons on or off.


Now, in this final window, make sure the dropdown box next to Volume is set for On.


Click OK when you’re finished, and your volume icon should be restored!


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2 Responses to “Missing Volume Control Icon?”

  1. maurine shields says:

    when setting sound icon on task bar and going through steps, it keeps
    disapearing. what am I doing wrong? Thanks

  2. Richard Kearney says:

    On my Dell Laptop Inspiron 1520 I am running XP Pro and using the SigmaTel Audio, everything works but my Speaker Icon keep leaving the Taskbar.
    I can update the Driver and the Speaker returns, but the next time I boot the Computer, the Speaker Icon is gone again. I have the computer set to Show the Volume Icon all the time. Do you have any suggestions on how to correct this problem?

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