Windows 10: Disable the Volume Icon In Tray Menu Win10 (NOT WITH GPO!)

  1.    02 Sep 2017 #1

    Disable the Volume Icon In Tray Menu Win10 (NOT WITH GPO!)


    Hi, guys!Can someone tell how to programmatically disable the system sound icon (or other system icons) in Windows 10 from the tray menu? But not through GPO policy. Because then it is not possible to enable it through the parameters, only also with registry tweak.
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  2.    02 Sep 2017 #2

    Basically you need to create a new Registry DWORD: HideSCAVolume at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer with value of 1 or 0 restarting Explorer afterwards.

    If someone could write a batch file to create such a switch, would be great and programmatic.
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  3.    03 Sep 2017 #3

    If you open regedit, make that edit, then export that key to a reg file. You should have a file that you run to make that edit on a PC automatically.
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       03 Sep 2017 #4

    Hello @KiberPsyx, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you can use the .bat files in the tutorial below to enable/disable the Volume icon on demand.

    Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  5.    03 Sep 2017 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @KiberPsyx, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you can use the .bat files in the tutorial below to enable/disable the Volume icon on demand.

    Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Excellent @Brink
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  6.    04 Sep 2017 #6

    Thanks for you answers guys. Of course i know how to disable this with GPO, *.reg and *.cmd files. But question was for "power users" who can explain where is setting of that swith located in system and not "HideSCAVolume".Something related with this:New Windows Tray / Notification Manager is here! | hianz
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