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How to disable volume OSD

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Hi,

 

I am looking for a way to disable the on-screen volume controls that appear when using volume buttons above the keyboard. In my opinion this does not work too well (for example, OSD reaction is delayed), furthermore it causes problems with some full-screen programs.

 

I tried installing Quick Launch Buttons software, but it does not work (I still cannot find any configuration utilities anywhere). I would be grateful for a suggestion where to look or what could be wrong.

My computer: HP HDX 1180EW, Vista 64-bit.

 

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To eliminate OSD volume controls, you need to uninstall HP QuickTauch software not Quick Launch Buttons (QLB).

 

I prefer 3RVX, QuickTouch equivalent, (download 3RVX_2.5.msi) a freeware from Matthew Malensek

 

A lot more superior compare to QuickTouch sofware.

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OK - I will try that. Thank you for the suggestion.

 

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Well, 3RVX software seems nice and useful. But one problem remains - I was unable to find any "Quick Touch" software to be uninstalled. So now I have two independent volume OSDs 😕

 I do not see "Quick Touch" in Start menu or in the installed programs list. Do you have any specific information on how to find and unistall it?

 

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Having same issue.  Can't find any "HP QuickTouch" to remove in order to disable this OSD volume control that not only steals focus from windows (even though it attempts to return focus to that) but gets out of full screen applications.  Who designed this junk??
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I would like to know the same thing.  I've got a Pavillion dv8t and the volume buttons just exits full screen on just about every application and game.  No Quick Touch application found anywhere in the program uninstall list.  Does HP staff ever post in their own forums?!
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I'm not sure, it should available in add/remove programs in control panel, try searching for HP QuickTouch or QTouch or something like it.

Sorry I can not help you more since all of my notebooks are not using Vista anymore.

 

Good luck.

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I don't know how to do it too

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Terminate the process smartmenu.exe (can be rerun from C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe).

The process also controls the HP media shortcut panel, and possibly something else that you wont be missing :Wink:

You can now change volume without losing focus, but still at a slight delay (seconds) and skitting sound.

 

Autostart can be disabled with: Windows-button + R -> msconfig.exe ->  Start tab -> unmark HP MediaSmart SmartMenu

 

Hope it works for you :generic:

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To the original question, my system (dv9700, Vista 64-bit) had this problem and it was resolved by downloading HP QuickTouch Software from the Drivers and Support section on the HP website for my system.  For my system, the filename was sp38358.exe (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-62436-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&...).

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