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Volume OSD

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Volume OSD

    Solved it on my own! I just ended the Task Manager task, everything seems fine, nothing has died yet .

    So I've been running Windows 8 for a while now, upgraded from Windows 7. Now that Microsoft has implemented a pretty good looking volume OSD I would like to disable the default one. This is pretty much a unbranded laptop, (no factory preinstalls).

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    It's that ugly thing in the top left. The only think I can think of is that it is part of RealTek. I haven't seen anything in Logitec SetPoint. My keyboard is from Razer, I don't think it's that. Only other thing it could be is this thing:

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    It has a little system tray icon that is called HotKey and a version number, I'm too worried to mess with it.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


    Edit: Further looking at the second picture makes me feel like that is it. Again, it has files about the BIOS and stuff, so I'm a little timid to F*** with it.

    Edit 2: When I go into Task Manager and turn up my volume the program goes away, then comes back when the OSD goes away. This has got to be it, I just don't know what to do about it.

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  2. #2

    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    From what I find doing a Google search Hotkey is some form of keyboard mapping program. There is a good chance this was installed when you installed the drivers for you Razer keyboard. You should be able to disable this program or run it to see if it is something you might want to use. . .Good Luck.

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