Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

audio icon missing in bottom right tray

Posted on 2011-02-26
6
322 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
suddenly lost it.. tried control panel- sounds but could not find the option to bring it back..

what causes it suddenly to disappear? without restarting any option to bring the icon back?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:anushahanna
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
LeeTutor earned 400 total points
ID: 34989172
Right click the Taskbar in an empty area and select Properties from the context menu that scrolls out.  Then go to the Notification Area tab, where you should see a check box where you can restore the Audio icon.
0
 
LVL 59

Assisted Solution

by:LeeTutor
LeeTutor earned 400 total points
ID: 34989193
The icon may go missing if the area of your disk holding certain registry settings or the Notification Area of the Taskbar go corrupt.  You might also need to read this MS article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011
System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

Another article on the same subject:

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/notification-area-icons-missing-in-vista/
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:nickg5
nickg5 earned 100 total points
ID: 35008516
I use Vista.

Right click just beside, but not on the clock.
Then click "customize notification icons"

Then look for your "audio" icon and click on the "hide" or the "hide when active" and a drop down box will appear, and let you decide to let your audio icon be hidden or not.
0
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 35008692
anushahanna, how about some feedback?
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:nickg5
ID: 35010032
Your "customize notification icons" will let you hide, or not hide, whatever you want.

Give it a try.

My MSE virus icon was hidden and the above method let me keep it seen.
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:anushahanna
ID: 35030927
perfect - thanks!
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hi All Just a quick one for everybody. I was recently looking into setting the default User Account Picture for all my vista clients within the network but on closer inspection the group policy setting only allows you to set the default pictur…
So who is this article for? If you are like most of the computer users out there, you probably only realize the meaning of 'System maintenance' after something goes wrong. This article is for you if you care about keeping your system working opti…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question