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windows 8 volume control stuck on screen left top corner

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  • windows 8 volume control stuck on screen left top corner
    Hi,
    I have Dell Latitude e6410 recently I upgrade my win7 to win8
    now I am facing the issue windows 8 volume control stuck on screen left top corner. and I have no idea how it appear but it can appear when I press laptop volume control once it appear on the screen then I cannot open any other thing so what I do to fix this issue temporarily by pressing the power button to turn my machine in sleep mode after that I wake up the machine then restart the machine from win8 logon screen after that it work fine but it happen again

    any one now how can I fix this problem.


    Friday, November 16, 2012 10:59 AM

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  • can you click on it to select  it and press ESC?

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, November 16, 2012 9:52 PM
    Answerer
  • I have the exact same issue here.. It occurs when my headset is plugged in, this volume bar control just wont disappear :(

    Monday, November 19, 2012 5:32 PM
  • Hi,

    Did you install any software recently? I suggest testing the issue in clean boot.

    Clean boot
    --------------
    1. Press Win+R to call Run box. Type msconfig and click OK to start the System Configuration utility.
    2. On the General tab, click the Selective startup option, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box. 
    3. On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
    4. Click OK, and then click Restart.


    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:06 AM
    Moderator
  • know I now when it appear

    when I wakeup my machine from Sleep mode.

     

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:14 AM
  • I have the same issue with my IdeaCentre 540, I refreshed my system but still see it!
    Friday, November 23, 2012 2:29 AM
  • I have the same issue on many different varieties on computers.  This needs to be fixed how about it? I have the issue on a asus sabertooth systemboard, on hp desktops and laptops, and on dell.  SOMETHING IS BROKEN HERE CAN WE PLEASE FIX THIS? I would bet you not hearing a lot about this because its a bitch to search for this criteria.

    Niki,  appreciate the comment but it has no affect.

    There Must be a registry fix to turn this thing off.  Can someone from Microsoft please enlighten me.  Its difficult to do work with this on top of everything you open...

    • Edited by JoJoBuffalo Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:12 AM
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:18 AM
  • having the same issue here...
    Sunday, December 2, 2012 9:35 PM
  • I have had the same issues. I believe the volume bar is a conflict between hardware sound controls and windows 8 audio drivers. Previously I found the only way to disable the bar was to disable all sound. There was no program or service specific to the bar, disabling all sounds service gets rid of it, but who wants a mute computer? The best solution I have come up with so far is to update sound drivers. For me I went to the Lenovo website because I have a Lenovo 540b all in one touch screen, and I downloaded Realtek high definition audio drivers for windows 8 64 bit. After install I had sound and voila, the bar disappeared. It did come back again a few days later after testing the touch controls for sound. I reinstalled the driver and will simply stay away from any built in sound control, and control the volume through desktop controls. I have spent countless hours with this problem, and I know there is very little information available on the web. Hopefully it will be brought to Microsoft's attention soon. I hope this helps all of you. I know how frustrating this is because it also completely messed up all touch function. If I come across a better fix I will post. But for now I recommend going to your pc manufacturer's website and downloading the appropriate audio driver updates. A refresh or clean windows install will not help. I tried both. I also tried disabling all services not necessary with a selective startup through msconfig as previously mentioned. None were successful. It is definitely a hardware and windows driver incompatibility.
    • Edited by Thecapman Monday, December 31, 2012 3:37 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Thecapman Monday, December 31, 2012 3:39 AM
    Monday, December 31, 2012 3:30 AM
  • I am also having the exact same issue on the Lenovo 540b.  Nothing I have tried seems to work for long.  Microsoft how about some help here!!
    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 8:08 PM
  • I too am having the same issue. My audio drivers are up to date. The volume also is automatically increased to 100 percent every time I attempt to adjust it.
    Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:31 AM
  • I too am having the same problem. just upgraded a Toshiba laptop, and when I use my touchpad mouse, the volume control also appears on the screen and continually adjusts itself. I have tried everything to fix the problem, I changed audio drivers, and have tried all work arounds. The only thing that worked is disabling the sound, and just re-enabling when I absolutely need it. There doesn't seem to be a fix online anywhere. The problem exists with all the drivers I have tried. I have asked a few local techs, but no one has a clue. Hopefully Microsoft will come up with a fix. I called Toshiba and they are useless. There is definitely some sort of hardware conflict with Windows 8, so hopefully someone will figure out a solution.
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 1:09 AM
  • Installed Windows 8 64 Bit on 02-Dec-12 and had no problems with W8 Volume
    Control - it worked properly with my old Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro which
    has audio volume controls BUT yesterday I installed the TUNE-IN Radio App from
    the Windows App store and the problem with the "Windows 8 Volume control
    stuck on screen left top corner" started. NOTE: this maybe a coincidence
    because I have the same App running on my laptop without the problem (but the laptop is runnning W8 32
    bit) - we will see!?!

    [My keyboard audio controls could still increase the volume but rather than
    staying at the volume selected the volume decrease slowly to zero after key was
    released - NOTE this had no bearing on the actual audio volume which stayed at
    the level set by the bottom right volume control]

    I tried uninstalling the TUNE-IN Radio App - this made no difference.

    What did work was downloading the latest (but in fact 01-Apr-2010) Realtek
    audio drivers - these were meant for W7 64 bit for my Gigabyte X58A-UD3R V1
    Motherboard - the W8 Volume Control has disappeared except when the audio
    control keys on my keyboard are used - and they now work correctly again. 
    As far as I can tell so far all my audio devices are working correctly.


    Dave Spafford



    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 2:13 PM
  • One thing that seems to be working for me is that I installed a USB mouse, and so far the volume key is staying put. I am beginning to think that the problem is related to the touchpad conflicting somehow. I am going to try a different touchpad driver to see if this fixes the problem, if not I am just going to use the  usb mouse
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 1:20 PM
  • I just got that stuck on screen volume control.

    I recently got a cheap 4 port non powered USB hub and a bluetooth headset with mic. I have a Logitech QuickCall speakerphone connected to that hub as well as a charging cable to the new bluetooth headset. I got that control stuck on screen when I plugged in the headset to charge it. At the same time the system suddenly lost the speakerphone and replaced it with some generic device driver. I unplugged the hub from the laptop and plugged it back in. The volume control disappeared and the speakerphone is back visible by the system. Looks like something with the change in power draw by the headset confused the hub and the computer. I don't know the charging requirement of the headset. I suspect it's around 150mA since my other headset came with an actual AC adapter with such spec instead of just the USB cable.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 6:36 PM
  • So far I've been able to get it to stop bothering me after unplugging the mouse. I can plug it in again and everything is normal without the volume control. It might be some glitch in the default Windows 8 mouse/keyboard driver making Windows think the scroll wheel sends adjust volume key codes.

    Sunday, March 3, 2013 3:49 PM
  • I resolved this problem unplugging my USB sound box. I had headphone, plugged in my sound card, and sound box plugged simultaneously. After unplugged sound box the bothering slide disappeared. I use just my headphone the most part of time anyway.
    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11:26 AM
  • I searched these post over and over,

    problem volume stuck, alt tab not working, and touch screen not functioning properly.

    Ignore everything you have read, solution use your manufactures driver cd that came with your computer to reload original drivers,

    As soon as realtek audio was installed all problems went away.

    Going to the manufactures site and downloading drivers didn't correct this

    Enjoy   

    Monday, July 1, 2013 6:14 PM
  • I too had the same problem. It was related to my USB headset (Logitech). I could make it go away by unplugging the headset and it would return when the head set was plugged in. Further investigation revealed that the volume control built into the headset cable was lying on the desk with an object keeping it pressed. Once released all was good.
    • Proposed as answer by Andy Carrein Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:16 AM
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:22 PM
  • I too had the same problem. It was related to my USB headset (Logitech). I could make it go away by unplugging the headset and it would return when the head set was plugged in. Further investigation revealed that the volume control built into the headset cable was lying on the desk with an object keeping it pressed. Once released all was good.
    This was my problem exactly.  Thanks.  I had dropped a bag of newspapers on the button.
    Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:34 AM
  • Bazzamataz, you're a genius!

    This was really starting to bug me but when I saw your post I checked and realised that my Logitech usb headset was plugged in and the volume control was trapped in my filing cabinet drawer!

    Knowledge is a powerful thing!

    Monday, February 10, 2014 6:20 PM
  • Same issue on an old HP Pavillion running Win 8.1. I must have hit some key combination to bring it up with a bleep. Mine also just went down to zero, no matter what I did to turn the volume up. To get rid of it all I had to do was mess with the volume control on the laptop itself (buttons above the keyboard). Turning up the volume using the laptop gave me control over the volume using Win 8.1. On the laptop button, turning it off and on again made it fade away. Seems like it is the in-built laptop volume control from the bios perhaps.
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:53 AM
  • So far I've been able to get it to stop bothering me after unplugging the mouse. I can plug it in again and everything is normal without the volume control. It might be some glitch in the default Windows 8 mouse/keyboard driver making Windows think the scroll wheel sends adjust volume key codes.

    Thank you, after unplugging and plugging my mouse, it dissapeared.
    Friday, August 8, 2014 10:43 AM
  • I had the same problem, after my daughter was left near my keyboard.

    I ended up in here. And then i ended unplug my USB Keyboard. And plug it back in. And my machine was back to normal.

    Monday, August 11, 2014 4:38 PM
  • I've got the same issue in Windows 8.1 with update one and with the August 2014 update. The volume use to go to "0" and stick on the screen and now it goes to 100% and sticks. At the same time I cannot get in to the Start screen or even "Right Click" the Start button. I never tried to unplug my Microsoft Gaming Keyboard to see if it will resolve the problem, but I'm sure it will work. Anyway, I reset the USB port or I press Alt+F4 and then chose reboot. Microsoft please fix this very annoying problem.
    • Edited by jesseinLA Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:03 PM
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:01 PM
  • Hello, where you able to fix this issue, OMG !!! I cant stand it I am suffering with it and I don't know what else to do to fix it please help ?
    Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:10 PM
  • don't know what else to do to fix it please help ?

    Does whatever you see on the screen change if you try to change the Volume setting in another way, e.g. using the Settings charm?  Win-I.   Click the Volume button and then Mute or Unmute, for example.

     


    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:34 PM
  • The Volume Control Bar issue described manifold above is also the same issue on my dual-boot (Win 8.1 Pro & Win 7 Pro) HP Envy desktop machine.  There appears a secondary 'mysterious' volume control bar flooded out to 100% in green on the desktop, for this example my Win 7 Pro O/S, which remains at a non-adjustable 100% volume level.  When I attempt to adjust the volume using the systray speaker icon, to say, 75%,  the multiple volume sliders in the system volume mixer auto return to 100%.  I have performed a Clean Boot; run the Autoruns utility from Windows Sysinternals; performed disable all from msconfig.  The damn 'mysterious' secondary volume control bar just won't go away.  It remains visible on the desktop even after I hide all the desktop icons.  I have not re-imaged my HDD's with my Macrium Reflect backup images.  I choose to 'fight the good fight' and try to track down this annoyance.  Hint:  this errant VCB only started to appear (both Win 8.1 & Win 7 desktops) AFTER I finished installing and updating all the Steam games that come with 'The Orange Box' retail product.  I've scoured Steam's Community Discussions and received no replies. If anyone in this community has a suggestion(s) to remedy this problem, please reply to me at:  nsoconnor@verizon.net


    Thanks for any assistance that anyone can provide.  NealOC.

    Monday, November 17, 2014 3:47 AM
  • I had exactly the same problem. As soon as I tried to adjust the volume, the would appear on the screen and not go away. Also, the volume was stuck at 100%. Plus, my Window icon did nothing after trying to adjust the volume. I have a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard. If I unplug the wireless dongle and plug it back in all works as it should. The problem started after my last Windows update. This appears to be the result of more "good" work out of Redmond, WA,

    I want to thank this thread for pointing me in the direction of Logitech accessories.

    • Edited by sheinemann Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:55 PM Added a thank you
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:53 PM
  • I also have a Sabertooth MB. Did NOT have this problem with win8.0 64 bit, which I was running for well over a year (starting with the preview editions). Problem started after I got suckered into the win8.1 upgrade. Like everyone else, I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of this annoying bug. My sound goes to ) and there is no way I can increase it. Bar just goes down as soon as I release my mouse button. Sometimes a reboot works, sometimes not. Sometimes disabling my Plantronics headset works, sometimes it doesn't. What worked for a couple of months, however, was to disable my Realtek drivers and use Nvidia's HD sound drivers instead from my GeForce video card. And as I said that worked for a while, but today that stopped and the dreaded applet reappeared. So this time I reinstalled my old Realtek drivers... and it went away. Go figure! Obviously this has to be a win8.1 problem. Question is are we enough of a nuisance to MS for them to fix it?
    Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:13 PM
  • I THINK I MIGHT OF FOUND THE PROBLEM! My laptop has a SECCOND button on the side for volume, I forgot about this button and when I pressed volume up and then down everything went back to normal!

    Saturday, January 3, 2015 2:36 AM
  • Finally figured out where this comes from. It is a fragment of wmplayer.exe player console. This is the whole image, which now periodically comes up. OK, Microsoft... are you gonna' fix it?


    • Edited by blilling Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:53 AM
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:51 AM
  • This is the whole image, which now periodically comes up.

    [DEMO VERSION Watermark]

    Why the watermark?   <eg>



    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:21 PM
  • Just trying out a new screenshot capture program. Nothing to do with the OS or anything else.
    Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:36 AM
  • Howdy,

    Thanks for the tip..I'm using  a HP Omni 10 held the volume button down (located on the back of the tablet) for appx5 secs .fixed it! Brilliant

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:09 AM
  • THANKS.  This worked for me  -- sound bar icon gone, sound volume control slider and touchscreen working normally again.   Crazy.
    Monday, February 2, 2015 8:49 PM
  • found this to be problem with my usb headphone.  Problem is resolved after I unplug and replug my headphone again into the USB port
    Friday, February 6, 2015 7:29 AM
  • the solution is to simply leave the computer/laptop until it dies then reboot it up a day later and things are fine. i had the same reoccurring problem many a times.
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:05 PM
  • YES!! PROBLEM SOLVED!!
    Saturday, March 7, 2015 6:30 PM
  • Did you get this issue resolved?

    I am seeing this exact same problem on my new Dell Inspiron 700 laptop.
    Spent the last two evenings working with Dell support with no success.
    Of course they want to reformat and reload system.
    I finally agreed after hours on the phone to do an OS refresh, but still did not resolve problem.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:50 PM
  • Had the same issue on an HP Omni 10 Tablet. Uninstalled the Tune-In Radio app, then downloaded the RealTek Audio drivers from HP and installed them. Problem fixed! Hope it helps someone. Very frustrating.
    • Edited by Al Oomens Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2:21 PM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2:20 PM
  • Neal,

    Did you ever find the resolution to this?  My son has an HP.   The volume control button on the front left corner is stuck on full volume.  You can use the key pad controls to reduce it, but the second you let go, the volume returns to 100%.  This overrides other functions on the machine making it difficult to use. 

    It is possible to jiggle the volume control button and get it to temporarily unstuck.  However it always finds its way back to the stuck position and 100% volume.   The only thing that I can think of is to take the machine apart and see if the button is sticking somehow and attempt a repair.

    Does anyone have any experience doing this?

    • Proposed as answer by MikeSailing Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:30 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by MikeSailing Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:41 AM
    • Proposed as answer by zTerryo Sunday, November 1, 2015 8:45 PM
    Sunday, March 29, 2015 1:48 PM
  • I have had this problem on and off for over a year. It was not only that the volume was stuck at 100% but it also disabled the touch pad so I could not move the pointer or even use the pad to turn the computer Off or to Sleep. I always had to use the mouse or hold the Off button on the side of the computer. The other issue with this problem is that in the software I was using (Sketchup) every time I would hit any key on the keyboard then a large volume icon would appear in the middle of the screen, stay there for a few seconds, then fade away until I hit another key then it would do it again.

    Solution??? One thing I noticed recently is that I had tried to use the "Music" app that comes bundled with Windows 8. This is the one that opens X-Box. Being that this was the only thing that I could recall I had done differently before this last bout with the volume button sticking I did an uninstall of that app.(I right clicked on it and clicked "Uninstall").  As soon as the app was uninstalled the volume icon in the upper left corner went away, the large volume icon no longer appeared in the middle of the screen, and the touch pad now works as it should. Because this has been an on again off again problem I will not be sure if this is that long term solution but it sure feels good to get back down to business again. WOW. This has been a major, major issue!

    Mike

    • Proposed as answer by MikeSailing Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:42 AM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:41 AM
  • this is driving me mad............ just cant remove it from screen its bluetooth but i just don't no fix
    Sunday, April 19, 2015 8:50 AM
  • SOLVE.

    USB headset.

    Volume controls on the headset cable. Just tapped up/down and it faded away shortly thereafter.

    Not sure if it's because the volume button was 'stuck' but using the button makes the control disappear.

    :)

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 6:22 AM
  • If you have a Lenovo B540 all-in-one touchscreen and are running Windows 8 or 8.1 and have a zero volume stuck volume box in the left upper corner, here is the solution I found. I tried everything...

    My solutions - Click once on the screen toggle touch key at the lower right corner of the monitor. It looks like a screen with a slash across the screen. Next turn up all volume and brightness settings (+) all the way up. The volume will start working and the box disappears.

    This Is a hardware issue not a software issue.

    Many hours of frustration here... LOL.  

    Sunday, May 17, 2015 3:40 PM
  • I think the volume key was stuck up. once i pressed it the volume control bar disappeared and I could use the tablet normaly
    Friday, July 10, 2015 9:39 AM
  • "I THINK I MIGHT OF FOUND THE PROBLEM! My laptop has a SECCOND button on the side for volume, I forgot about this button and when I pressed volume up and then down everything went back to normal!"

    Turret Travel, your solution works for me, thanks.

    Saturday, August 22, 2015 2:49 PM
  • OMG! thank you it went away!!
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:54 PM
  • I have just spent 4 months of taking this computer back and forth to where I bought it....uninstalling and reinstalling drivers..... My sound hasn't worked in three days.  After all of this the ONLY thing I had to do was play with the Frigging volume control on the keyboard.  You have got to be kidding me right now.  Well.... I got the volume thing in the top left.....volume stuck on zero/mute with no ability to increase volume.  I played with the volume control on keyboard increase/decrease....the box went away and now the volume works.  WTF?
    Sunday, October 4, 2015 4:39 PM
  • A little late I know but this is obviously still a problem.  Don't scroll any further until you read this!!!!!  I already know why you are here....volume issues.....

    Look down at your keyboard and find the speaker controls....decrease and increase the volume a few times. 

    What should have just happened is the little annoying box in the left top disappeared and now your volume works again.   SMH Microsoft, really? 

    Sunday, October 4, 2015 4:43 PM
  • YUS THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!! I spent forever trying to fix this, I even bought a new headset and keyboard to fix  it, turns out all I had to do was play with the volume controls. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:48 PM
  • I just held the volume button just for 5 secs.  It fixed the problem.
    Brilliant ! 

    Sunday, December 27, 2015 3:27 AM
  • Thanks for this quick fix! I've had the problem for a while now and it's ben nagging me a lo! I found the volume button on the side and finally the volume status was gone. Juhu :-)
    Monday, January 4, 2016 2:36 PM
  • Just the bar with the zero showed up yesterday in the upper left corner of my screen,

    It drops back to zero along with my volume whenever I try to listen to something.

    I don't recall what I did to get it there and hope you can tell me how to remove this and get my sound back


    Monday, January 4, 2016 5:55 PM
  • wow! thank you so much. i can't believe how many people have had this exact same problem!
    Thursday, January 7, 2016 3:04 PM
  • I too had the same problem. It was related to my USB headset (Logitech). I could make it go away by unplugging the headset and it would return when the head set was plugged in. Further investigation revealed that the volume control built into the headset cable was lying on the desk with an object keeping it pressed. Once released all was good.
    This fixes it. Had something on the volume control, removing it fixes it. Thanks!
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:16 AM
  • Thank you sooooooo much! This worked!!!!
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 4:02 PM
  • Hello everyone,

    How about this problem? whenever I open my laptop from sleep mode, the volume control shows on top left corner and it keeps flickering between mute and my system volume. The only way to then unlock my laptop is to press esc and unlock (because the touch pad won't work). The mute key is not-working for some reason. Although I can mute/unmute using mouse or touchpad but not with the Fn mute keys. The volume up down keys and all other Fn keys work absolutely fine.

    I really can't find a possible solution to it. If anyone could help, I'd be grateful. Thanks.

    

    Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:51 AM
  • I had this problem with a VIA driver on Windows 10 after a Windows update.  I tried everything, reinstalling drivers hard shutdowns etc.  It seemed what worked to resolve it was to use the volume control on my keyboard (which has never worked in the past, but suddenly did now)  Apparently, the new Windows update fixed the volume control on the keyboard and once it was activated seemed to clear up the problem. 

    Thanks to those folks who mentioned USB issues.

    Friday, April 22, 2016 9:44 PM
  • Had the same problem on Windows 8.1. Turns out there was a volume control (on headset) under some papers, and when Toboggan would lay in front of my keyboard the nuisance control would show up.

    It was the cats fault!

    Friday, May 27, 2016 7:58 PM
  • hitting ESC - did not work for me.

    i have same issue plus volume won't increase.  I turn it up and it goes down automatically.

    this all happened after windows 10 forced itself on my surface pro 3 

    :(


    Friday, June 3, 2016 7:23 PM
  • thanks thecaman, best summary I read.

    I tried going to the sound menu / trouble shoot and hit update driver..claims it up to date. plus It won't even allow me to turn up volume, restart no help updates no help - my issue started with windows 10

    thx

    Friday, June 3, 2016 7:29 PM
  • A little late I know but this is obviously still a problem.  Don't scroll any further until you read this!!!!!  I already know why you are here....volume issues.....

    Look down at your keyboard and find the speaker controls....decrease and increase the volume a few times. 

    What should have just happened is the little annoying box in the left top disappeared and now your volume works again.   SMH Microsoft, really? 

    THANKS!!  Mine was a little different - volume bar on side of laptop was the key apparently... volume works again and that stupid bar is gone  - phew - only an hour later, after trouble shooting and a few websites.

    Friday, June 3, 2016 7:38 PM
  • In the same boat... and this was driving me nuts.  Black bar would not go away... if I manually adjusted the sound, it would automatically fade back to 0. 

    Then noticed I had a little pile of bills that had crept their way on top of the laptop volume controls.  I took the papers off... the black bar disappeared and all was fine with the world.

    As a guy in IT... I was trying to think of all other possibilities... it's then I went to the "is it plugged in" level of tech support thought that I resolved the issue.

    • Proposed as answer by teddipup Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:40 PM
    Monday, June 6, 2016 3:22 PM
  • This happened to me last night too. I was trying everything to rid the blue volume bar in the left corner. On my HP Laptop my sound button was turned off and nothing I tried would allow me to turn it back on. My normal sound bar was up all the way but the blue one that appeared overrode everything. No sound at all. I even tried system restore to no avail. Finally the most simple thing I tried was to all my mouse to hover over the sound icon in my lower right corner (the one I have always used to control sound volume) I had the option there to run Troubleshoot. I DID and followed the prompts as it would do a sound test a couple of times that also failed. Finally it got to a part that said if I was hearing nothing to allow another driver I could click on.  I clicked to the other driver and Bingo problem was solved and I'm back up running with sound and that annoying blue bar is totally gone and I can turn my sound off and on from my laptop. 

    • Proposed as answer by teddipup Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:47 PM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:46 PM
  • Hai,

    after a pretty long attempt to find what is the real cause of this , I've finally solved this by changing my keyboard. I'd a keyboard branded "i-ball" and this was a multimedia keyboard. I was using the same keyboard on my laptop with windows 8.1.  when I use my laptop without this external keyboard surprisingly I don't have any issue with this volume bar. so, I firmly believe that this is the issue of a incompatible multimedia keyboard. thank you.

    Monday, July 18, 2016 7:01 AM
  • This worked for me as I had the same problem. thank you!
    Friday, November 4, 2016 10:46 AM
  • Yes i also have the same problem. also my husband is a programmer and i read him your quote, he said "you cant get it any more right than that!
    Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:03 PM
  • This worked for me too. Thanks!

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:54 PM
  • Hello Everyone.

    I had this issue and for me my asus transformer tablet had a function key and asecondary function key function for volume. I pressed the function key and the volume down key. This lowered the volume and then seconds later it faded and did not come back. If your computer has a function key and volume key give it a try.

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:16 PM
  • Seems like audio jack hole reliability issue. I poke the hole with audio jack several times and it fixes the issue. Seems manufacturers needed to tighten their spec or change their current vendor. It should last for at least 3 years. 
    Friday, June 2, 2017 1:40 AM
  • doest work and then causes windows to hand and then the moduel installer is suing up so much memory -
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:52 AM
  • does not work but is a good idea - this seemed to fix another issue i had - over heavy processing - really slowed down everything 
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:15 AM
  • flashbacks to slingblade.  I tried the USB, plugging in the headphones, scrubbing the vol control, loaded updated software...I forgot the second volume control.  Thanks for your post, helped keep me sane.  
    Monday, June 26, 2017 4:33 AM
  • SOLVE.

    USB headset.

    Volume controls on the headset cable. Just tapped up/down and it faded away shortly thereafter.

    Not sure if it's because the volume button was 'stuck' but using the button makes the control disappear.

    :)

    I replaced the USB headset with a 3.5mm jack headset and the problem persisted.

    I then remembered the volume controls on the Logitech G15 gaming keyboard, and the next time the volume control appeared, we pressed those volume buttons. The problem went away and has not recurred since.

    The keyboard buttons had not been used in years, so I suspect they were the root cause :)

    Friday, September 1, 2017 2:00 AM
  • This issue can be corrected by uninstalling Realtek Audio Manager
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:23 PM
  • This issue can be corrected by uninstalling Realtek Audio Manager
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:26 PM
  • This issue can be corrected by uninstalling Realtek Audio Manager
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:26 PM
  • I unplugged my wireless mouse usb and the volume icon disappeared. Hope this helps...
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:28 PM
  • Hello everyone so this is what I did to resolve this issue I muted the volume first then went into control panel Hardware and sound click on the Adjust commonly used mobility settings it opens up Windows Mobility Center then I manually adjusted the volume which means I just slid the bar of the volume to the desired setting which for me is the maximum 100% because my touch screen tablet is naturally low so you can barely hear mines even with the volume on maximum. I am far from a tech geek but this actually worked no more volume bar on the top left of my screen. I truly hope this helps all who need it as it is extremely difficult to find any threads on this particular issue. Good luck all.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:40 PM
  • Sort of related. I had a volume mute icon in he right hand bottom corner of my screen. Didn't matter what I did I couldn't remove it. 

    Then I noticed that it wasn't showing on my laptop screen, just on the monitor which happens to be a 32" TV.  The TV remote got rid of it of course. What an idiot!

    • Proposed as answer by CT63 Friday, April 13, 2018 12:36 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by CT63 Friday, April 13, 2018 12:36 PM
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:24 PM
  • I was having the same issue as everyone here but with a Dell Latitude.  As a last ditch effort I ordered a replacement keyboard from Amazon for $15 and it's been six months and the problem has not come back. The volume works just fine and the little volume bar has not re-appeared on my desktop.
    Friday, April 13, 2018 12:41 PM
  • Ok so this happens to me all the time on my Surface 3 Tab when plugged into docking station. Pulled my ahid out reading stuff on forums etc.... but nothing AND THEN I STUMBLED ON THE FIX BY ACCIDENT.  I bumped the volume button on the side of the Surface Pro and the desktop volume item went away. No whenever whatever causes the volume icon to stick to the top left corner of the screen I simply tap the volume switch on the side of the tablet and its GONE!!!!!!  
    • Proposed as answer by tecchal Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:56 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by tecchal Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:56 AM
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:37 AM
  • My issue was solved by even simpler means & now I'm wondering if that is the key to this issue: My headphones were lying on the keyboard and were apparently pressing keys from around F7 through F10, & when I removed them - VOILA! - the volume control was gone!!

    Talk about happy accidents!

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:07 PM