Question Annoying Windows 10 Media Overlay (Not Chrome)

Sep 8, 2019
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I just want to see the volume bar only, like I did yesterday. This thing has happened before. I don't remember how I dealt with it back then. So far all I could find is how to disable it for Chrome, Spotify, etc. but I don' use Chrome, and it still happens when I close all the apps and go to desktop anyway.

Yo can see it here: View: https://imgur.com/a/dWUx25Q


Thanks in advance.

Edit: It just disappeared.
 
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Colif

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does it happen during a clean boot?
Try a clean boot and see if it changes anything - make sure to read instructions and make sure NOT to disable any microsoft services or windows won't load right - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

if clean boot fixes it, it shows its likely a startup program. You should, over a number of startups. restart the programs you stopped to isolate the one that is to blame.

will tell us if its part of windows or one of your startup apps.

I have seen that before myself and fixed it. This is the chrome answer - https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-dismiss-windows-10-media-volume-control-pop-up/ but its possible one of your other apps is doing the same.

there is no central place in windows to control this feature, its why you find answers around for spotify and chrome.

Edge uses chromium (or is going to, its confusing) and as such the advice for chrome may apply to Edge now... that feature was actually added by MIcrosoft - https://www.windowslatest.com/2019/06/18/microsoft-edge-gets-media-overlay-support-on-windows-10/

I assume this will be rolled out with 2004 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4501095/download-the-new-microsoft-edge-based-on-chromium
 
Sep 8, 2019
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does it happen during a clean boot?
Try a clean boot and see if it changes anything - make sure to read instructions and make sure NOT to disable any microsoft services or windows won't load right - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

if clean boot fixes it, it shows its likely a startup program. You should, over a number of startups. restart the programs you stopped to isolate the one that is to blame.

will tell us if its part of windows or one of your startup apps.

I have seen that before myself and fixed it. This is the chrome answer - https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-dismiss-windows-10-media-volume-control-pop-up/ but its possible one of your other apps is doing the same.

there is no central place in windows to control this feature, its why you find answers around for spotify and chrome.

Edge uses chromium (or is going to, its confusing) and as such the advice for chrome may apply to Edge now... that feature was actually added by MIcrosoft - https://www.windowslatest.com/2019/06/18/microsoft-edge-gets-media-overlay-support-on-windows-10/

I assume this will be rolled out with 2004 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4501095/download-the-new-microsoft-edge-based-on-chromium
Thanks a lot for the detailed anwer! Like I said in the edit section of my original post, the overlay just disappeared. But I'm sure your post will benefit someone else.
 

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