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Vanishing sliders in Vista volume mixer

#1
Odd one this - googled it and didn't find much. I just noticed that when i open the volume mixer, it'll initially come up with some or all of the running apps using audio, but if i close it and then reopen again, one or more of them has vanished. This seems to be erratic rather than following any pattern. Any ideas? Like i said it's not something i've come across before. I reinstalled audio drivers, didn't help.

32bit Home Premium SP1 on Vaio VGN-N38E laptop.
 

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MrNeeds

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#2
Odd one this - googled it and didn't find much. I just noticed that when i open the volume mixer, it'll initially come up with some or all of the running apps using audio, but if i close it and then reopen again, one or more of them has vanished. This seems to be erratic rather than following any pattern. Any ideas? Like i said it's not something i've come across before. I reinstalled audio drivers, didn't help.

32bit Home Premium SP1 on Vaio VGN-N38E laptop.
applications take exclusive control of your audio even if theres no sound in there, you will get a slider for all programs that are open, its quite handy when you install a game with annoying music they insist on playing while installing, you can use the sliders to turn the volume down, if there are sliders disappearing, that usually means you have programs that are opening and closing in the background, spyware scans or something similar, i shouldnt worry too much about it.
 

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MrNeeds

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#4
well i wouldnt worry, however i turned msn right down earlier, and now the slider has gone and i can't turn it back up again!
ok, if its something like that, the messenger window wont show the application unless theres an audio stream coming from the application.
just to better explain, first pic is with MSN closed, as you can se, no slider for it,
second picture is with MSN open but no slider because theres no sound from it,
third picture is with the slider open on there because someone signed in, but if no one signs in, then you can create a sound wave, just go to the tools and select winks, this will bring up a slider called winks when you play a wink, close this and the winks window will switch to windows live
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
    Memory
    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
    PSU
    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
    Case
    Antec 900 Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
    Mouse
    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
    Keyboard
    Logitech generic keyboard
    Internet Speed
    16Mb Sky bb
    Other Info
    Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Wireless Xbox 360 Pad, Wireless Xbox 360 Les Paul Guitar

MrNeeds

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#6
Yep, opened mixer, opened an msn window and threw a nudge, and msn slider came up straight away! Knew it'd be a simple answer, cheers for that MrNeeds!!
glad to be of service :)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
    Memory
    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
    PSU
    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
    Case
    Antec 900 Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
    Mouse
    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
    Keyboard
    Logitech generic keyboard
    Internet Speed
    16Mb Sky bb
    Other Info
    Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Wireless Xbox 360 Pad, Wireless Xbox 360 Les Paul Guitar

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