How to Install the Volume Control on the Taskbar

by Tim Mammadov

The volume control icon in the notification area of the taskbar in Windows is placed next to the clock. In addition to the system icons, Windows also shows icons of currently running programs in the same area of the taskbar. You can show or hide system icons, including power, network, clock and volume. If Windows does not show the volume icon, you just need to enable it.

Step 1

Right-click the tasbkar anywhere in a blank space. Select "Properties."

Step 2

Click the "Taskbar" tab in the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" window. Click the "Customize" button in the "Notification area" section.

Step 3

Click "Turn system icons on or off" in the "Notification Area Icons" window.

Click the "Volume" drop-down menu in the "System Icons" window and select "On." Click "OK" to close the window.


  • You can also run a free "Fix it" tool by Microsoft if you have tried the described method with no results (see Resources.)


About the Author

Writing out of Los Angeles, Tim Mammadov has been a professional writer since 2010. The majority of his articles are related to computer troubleshooting and spyware protection. Mammadov graduated from the University of Maryland, majoring in finance.

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