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Volume control lock to taskbar


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dans1

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Not a serious problem, but quite annoying as I often use headphones at my computer and need to change the system volume often.

So I want to keep the system volume icon locked to my taskbar and even though I checked "place volume icon in the taskbar" in control panel, it never shows up. That is, I turn on my comp, no icon in taskbar, go to control panel, see that it is in fact checked, uncheck it, hit apply, check the box, apply again, then it appears in the taskbar for as long as my computer is on. once I restart, it is gone but "place volume icon in the taskbar" is still checked in the control panel. Any ideas?

-Dan
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Make a shortcut and put it in your Quick launch.

Volume control icon going missing is very common and a known glitch in XP. Your shortcut will stay put and give you one click access to the volume controls.

Right click an open space of Desktop and select New>Shortcut.
Where it says "Type the location..." paste:

%SystemRoot%\system32\sndvol32.exe

Pressing Ctrl+S will make it a little smaller, too.
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ok, thanks for the reply.
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