As an IT admin, it's important to be able to quickly and efficiently manage user resources and ensure that the end user experience is as pleasant as possible. Windows 8 is a powerful operating system that provides a great user experience, however, there are some annoyances that can be a distraction and reduce user productivity. One of these annoyances is the volume box that appears in the top left corner of the screen when audio is played.
The volume box appears when any type of audio is played, whether it be from a website, a video or music. It is a small box that shows the current volume level and provides a slider to adjust the volume. It is a useful feature but it can be distracting and it takes up valuable screen space. Fortunately, there is a way to dismiss the volume box and prevent it from appearing in the future.
The first thing you will need to do is open the Control Panel from the Start menu. Once the Control Panel is open, select the “Sound” option. This will open up a new window with several tabs. Select the “Playback” tab. This tab will show all of the audio devices that are currently connected to the computer.
Select the device that you want to adjust the volume box settings for. Once the device is selected, click the “Properties” button. This will open up a new window with several tabs. Select the “Advanced” tab. In this tab, you will see an option to “Disable the volume box”. Check this box and then click “Apply”.
The volume box will no longer appear when audio is played. This setting can be reversed at any time by simply unchecking the box and pressing “Apply”. However, if you want the volume box to remain hidden, then you can keep it disabled. This is a very useful setting for IT admins since it can help reduce user distractions and keep the end user experience pleasant.
In a nutshell, dismissing the volume box in Windows 8 is a quick and easy process. All you need to do is open up the Control Panel, select the “Sound” option and then select the device you want to adjust the settings for. Then, select the “Advanced” tab and check the “Disable the volume box” option. This will prevent the volume box from appearing when audio is played and can help keep the end user experience pleasant and distraction-free.