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himenes50
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How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume

How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume .It just dissappeared one day. ? Bizzare

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HaggisCat
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Re: How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume

This assumes you're running Windows 7. You may have to right click on the task bar to unlock it first and the restart the computer.

 

 Go to "Control Panel" > Notification Area Icons", in that window find the "Volume" icon (fourth one from the top) and to the left of it click on the drop down box and choose "Show icon and notifications"

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himenes50
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Re: How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume

Thanks for your response, I did that already, but there must be something that is blocking me to acces the check box because its grey and won't let me click it (that and the network box) I can check/uncheck theclock and the power? and thats it - do you know how to get those to be accessible?  I know the task bar isn't locked. Iknow its something stupid,duh. just can't figure it out.

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HaggisCat
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Re: How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume

That's it, I don't know. Guessing some application has changed something, a virus or a Windows up date.

 

Only you know what has happened on your machine. A repair shop would do a Windows restore point and go back to a date when it was working, and that is what I would try now.

 

 

 

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himenes50
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Re: How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume

Thanks again, i agree I think an update must have switched it off or makes it unable to access. I'll have to break down and bring it in.
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martyct
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Re: How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume

There is a way to go back yourself. Under control panel, then system end security. Then Action center, restore your computer to an earlier time. It may be worth a try.

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jointhecall
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Re: How do I get the speaker Icon back on my task bar so I can quick adjust volume

I, too have been having this frustrating problem.   I corrected by checking my other users and one of my users had turned off the speakers which made everyone's audio system inoperable.   Hope that this works for you.

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