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audio icon missing in bottom right tray

Posted on 2011-02-26
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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
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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.
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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/
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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.
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anushahanna, how about some feedback?
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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.
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perfect - thanks!
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