Windows 11 comes with a sleek and modern interface that has been designed to offer a seamless user experience. However, some features can be annoying to some users, such as the volume bar or slider pop-up that appears on the screen when adjusting the volume in Windows 11. The constant appearance of the volume pop-up can be a nuisance and can ruin the user experience.
In this article, we’ll discuss two methods on how to remove or hide the volume bar in Windows 11 so that it doesn’t appear on the screen whenever you adjust the volume of your computer.
What is the problem?
The volume pop-up or slider may appear at the top left or sometimes middle of the screen when you adjust the volume. This can be frustrating because the app you’re using may not be usable in the several seconds when the volume pop-up appears on the screen.
This can be especially problematic if you’re playing a game, watching a movie, or making a video call where interruptions can be very annoying. The constant appearance of the volume bar whenever you change your computer’s volume can be a nuisance and can ruin the user experience.
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How to remove volume bar from screen in Windows 11
Here are two ways to remove or hide the volume bar pop-up in Windows 11.
Method 1: Using HideVolumeOSD
One way to remove the volume bar in Windows 11 is to use a third-party tool called HideVolumeOSD. This tool is free and open-source, and it allows you to hide the volume pop-up in Windows 11 when you adjust the volume.
- Download HideVolumeOSD.
- Once downloaded, run the executable file named “HideVolumeOSD-1.4.exe” (the name may be different depending on the version).
- Choose the Tray icon version during the installation setup, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation of Hide Volume OSD.
- Once installed, you will see the Hide Volume OSD icon in the system tray (taskbar corner). Click the icon to toggle between showing or hiding the volume bar in Windows.
To access more settings, right-click the HideVolumeOSD icon in the system tray and select Settings. In the settings window, you can change the settings such as adjusting the display time of the volume bar after volume key is released, the display style (light or dark mode), size of display, etc.
If you want to stop hiding the volume bar, you can either click the icon to change it to “Show volume OSD” or right-click it and select “Exit” to close the app. If you no longer want to use the app, you can uninstall it via the Apps & features settings.
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Method 2: Using ModernFlyouts
ModernFlyouts is a third-party open-source tool that replaces the default Windows 11 flyouts, including the volume pop-up. It provides a more modern and customizable experience for the flyouts, including the ability to customize the colors, layout, and behavior of the volume pop-up.
To use ModernFlyouts to change the behaviors of the volume bar in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Download and install ModernFlyouts from the GitHub page.
- Run the installer and follow the prompts to install the software.
- Once installed, open ModernFlyouts from the Start menu.
- Simply adjust your volume and see how the new flyouts look.
- To access the settings, right-click on the ModernFlyouts icon in the system tray and select Settings.
- Change and adjust the settings according to your needs. The changes will be applied immediately.
Alternatively, you can also customize the volume pop-up’s behavior by changing the layout, colors, and other settings. By using ModernFlyouts, you can have more control over the volume pop-up’s behavior and appearance, making it more personalized and less intrusive.
Method 3: Remapping the volume keys using AHK
Another way to remove the volume pop-up in Windows 11 is to remap the volume keys using AHK (AutoHotkey), which is a free and open-source software that allows you to automate repetitive tasks and remap keys in Windows.
You can remap the volume keys using the following approach.
With this method, you can adjust the volume in Windows 11 without the volume bar popping up.
The volume bar pop-up in Windows 11 can be an annoyance for many users, but with the solutions outlined in this article, you can easily remove or control it. By using HideVolumeOSD, ModernFlyouts, AHK, or other third-party volume controllers, you can remove or customize the behavior of the Windows 11 volume pop-up to your liking.