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zee_spo
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Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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You know how when you turn the volume up or down the little bar shows up on your display? Mine isn't doing that anymore and I have no idea why or how to get it back. Please help!

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zee_spo
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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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I also have Vista if that matters at all

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Jim Coates
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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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It might have to do with Dell Quickset. Look on the taskbar and see if you have the Dell Quickset icon there. It's in the shape of a blue Q with a yellow tail sticking out of it. Click the icon (on some versions you must right click it) and uncheck 'disable onscreen volume meter.'

If the icon is missing look under Start/All Programs and see if you have the Dell Quickset program. Follow the arrow to the word 'Quickset' and click on it and the 'Q' icon should appear on the taskbar.

If you don't have the Quickset program you can download it from the Inspiron 1545 downloads page under 'Applications'.

Quickset's main function is to start the power management wizard; however, clicking the icon lets you enable or disable the Fn keys for volume and screen brightness, and it is necessary for Media Direct to function.

Jim Coates -- 14 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

zee_spo
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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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That worked perfectly, thanks so much!

pwizz
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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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Im having this problem now on my dell studio 1555 windows 7 64bit.  cant see the volume, screen controls on screen

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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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Hi pwizz,

Welcome to the Community,

Try installing the Dell QuickSet utility from the link below:

www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

Hope this helps,

Thank You

Roshan

Dell | Social Media Outreach | Global Social Media & Community




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ShaydeyMyst
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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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I was wondering if I could get the same feature zee_spo was asking about for my Dell XPS l502x, windows 7?

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Jim Coates
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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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I was wondering if I could get the same feature zee_spo was asking about for my Dell XPS l502x, windows 7?

Go to the downloads page for the XPS L502x

> select your operating system Win 7 in the dropdown menu.

> expand the Applications category.

> download Dell Quickset.

If you don't already have the Realtek audio driver installed, do that before installing Quickset.

Jim Coates -- 14 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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ShaydeyMyst
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Re: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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Thanks so much!  Didn't expect such a fast reply!!

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trecht
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RE: Volume control not showing up on screen? Dell Inspirion 1545

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Two related problems. 

 

(1) Every time I reboot, Quickset disappears.  I have an XPS 14 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. The Dell support site says I should use

10.15.017, A04, so that's what I'm running.  (The link you put up on this forum leads to a different version, by the way.)
 
(2) When I install it as and admin, it's supposed to ripple down to all the non-admin users, but it doesn't.  Each login has to install it themselves every time the laptop is rebooted! (see #1).
 
Thanks.
 
 

 

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