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Strange Window Won't Go Away

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#1 tanis0


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 04:53 PM

I have a strange window which won't go away. Attached File  Capture.PNG   3.44KB   0 downloads in the upper-left corner of my main monitor (three monitor setup). Attached File  Capture2.PNG   54.36KB   0 downloads


If I click within that gray bar, the X at the bottom changes briefly to a number between 100 and 1 depending on how high I click and rapidly counts down. From 100, it's maybe 2 seconds, always at a pretty constant pace. It's always on top of other windows and I'd like to get rid of it.


The window occasionally disappears but comes back soon, usually right away. I've run several virus scans but haven't come up with anything. Killing most all of my background processes didn't make it go away either.


Does anyone have any idea what this might be?

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 06:38 PM

I have no idea why it doesn't go away, but that's the speaker volume level indicator and the X at the bottom means you have your speakers muted.  When they're on you will see a number beneath it indicating the percentage of full volume you're currently set at.  It's usually invoked via the function key that raises, lowers, or mutes volume - not the standard volume icon in the system tray.  Mine always disappears a few seconds after a change is made via a function key.


My guess regarding why it isn't going away is some peculiar interaction between that on-screen indicator and whatever the OS uses to run a three-monitor system.  You might want to check the Feedback app and submit feedback about this.  

Edited by britechguy, 17 April 2016 - 06:41 PM.

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#3 tanis0

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 07:14 PM

Thanks, that helped me figure it out. My keyboard has volume buttons at the top which I've never used and didn't know were there, and something was pushing them in. :)

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