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    Volume icon grayed out on system tray in Windows Vista

    When I get into the desktop of my laptop running on Windows Vista, I found that the volume icon is grayed out on the system tray. Due to that, I am not able to adjust the volume of the system. How can I fix up this issue with ‘Volume’ icon?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Volume icon grayed out on system tray in Windows Vista

    You need to right click on the task bar and wait until a set of options appears on the screen. Click the ‘Properties’ option from that group. On doing so, you can view ‘Taskbar and start menu properties’ tab on the screen. Go to the ‘icons’ section and press the ‘Customize’ button under it. Find out the grayed out icon and check it’s status. The status type will be shown as ‘Hide icon and notifications’. Change that type into ‘Show icon and notifications’ so as to view the Volume icon without any issue.

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    genuine Array
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    Re: Volume icon grayed out on system tray in Windows Vista

    Hi

    The problem you had said is not a Major thing and this can be settled by Fallowing

    This should help,
    Right click the task bar and then click task manager and then click the processes tab then fine 'EXPLORER.EXE' then end process then you task bar should disappear after that click on the applications tab and then 'new task...' and type 'EXPLORER.EXE' it should appear.

    Thank you.

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    balu Array
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    Re: Volume icon grayed out on system tray in Windows Vista

    Dear friend,

    1. Click the notification area button as shown below and click customize.



    2. In that select Show icon and notifications for volume. It might have been kept default as hide icon and notifications.


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    mohan123 Array
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    Re: Volume icon grayed out on system tray in Windows Vista

    Dear friends.

    Follow these steps for solving this one.

    Go to Start menu and Click on Control panel.

    Click on Appearance and Personalization.

    Then select the option customize icons on the task bar.

    Now click on Turn system icons on or off.

    Now chose volume icon and click and set it.

    Click ok.

    I hope it will help you.

    Thank you and All the best.

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