Update for HideVolume OSD

I didn’t have too much time the last years. The were some issues with HideVolumeOSD I new and now the GitHub user https://github.com/TheCakeIsNaOH has contributed a pull request that fixes some of them.


There was the annoying “Severe error: OSD Window not found!” message that shouldn’t appear any more. The other one was that the application sometimes stopped working at all.


I have built a new version 1.3 you can download…

HideVolumeOSD 1.3 download

All credits for this version go to https://github.com/TheCakeIsNaOH



When executing the setup you will get a Windows SmartScreen warning. This is caused by the fact that I have no commercial certificate to sign the application/setup, because it’s for free. To bypass this, just click on “More Info” at the SmartScreen warning and then on “Run anyway” to install.


Everyhing else about this application is described here

43 thoughts on “Update for HideVolume OSD

  1. Pingback: How to get rid of the Volume OSD in Windows 8 / 8.1 and 10 | Venturi.de

  2. John Anthony

    Wow! What a relief! That stupid volume OSD was driving me crazy!
    Thanks a lot! Great work!
    I can’t believe you have under 1,000,000 downloads.
    Everybody should get this!

  3. Riva

    I Love you Man! Thanks a lot! This fu$#$#$ overlay was ruining my life! I’m searching for month for a solution! THANK YOU!

  4. Amy

    This is perfect! That stupid little thing always covered over some controls when I was working in an application, and now it’s gone! FREEDOM!!!!!!
    Thanks dude this is epic.

  5. Kutay

    Wow man that is the thing I am looking for like months and it runs perfectly well. This annaying thing irritates me so much when I am working or playing on fullscreen. I didn’t mind so much when I can turn off it on spotify settings but they removed this option in last update. But it doesnt matter, now its completely gone. Like good old Windows 7. Thank you so much for your wonderful work.

  6. Kerrie-Louise

    thank you I need to record a three-day seminar, I did not need this crap! you’re the man!

  7. Nabeel Hassan

    Love you man!!!
    One thing I like to request is to please add a timer setting functionality where one can set this OSD’s timeout to less than 5 secs (maybe I will set it to 0.5 sec or even less:)). It will help a lot as people will still get notification to check where their volume is and will also not get distracted.

    Note: You can also do something like the OSD only displays while we hold the volume up/down keys and then gone.

    1. Daniel (not the original lol)

      Yeah I agree with this.
      I don’t know near enough about code but it would seem simple enough to have an editable txt file that the program could pull from on startup.

    2. Haki1906

      That would be really awesome.
      But I guess if that would be possible easily, the dev would have implented such a feature already….?

      Don´t know… 🙂

  8. Ricky

    This is a lifesaver. Hats off to you sir. On the previous blog post, a user called Henry asked if it was somehow possible to keep the volume slider itself visible, but remove the unnecessary big box to the right of it. I’d like to ask the same thing. The volume slider itself is handy for me, but the big box next to it isn’t.

    For better or worse, I will keep using this awesome little program.

  9. Daniel (not the original lol)

    I would love to see this as well.
    Would love to see some clarification if they are 1 or 2 separate elements.
    I know in Google Chrome you can make it so it only shows the slider via

  10. Scott Baer

    Thanks very much for updating your HideVolumeOSD to get it working again. Seems like a small thing, but we really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Two thumbs WAY UP!! 🙂

  11. Concerned User


    VIRUSTOTAL.com shows 3 virus’s/malware.

    Don’t download or install until it’s fixed.

  12. Doug

    After Windows 10 ‘microsoft defender smartscreen blocked me from downloading the latest 1.3 version, we downloaded it anyway. After scanning your .exe, with Virus Total, we get this; “3 security vendors flagged this file as malicious”. Not very comforting at all.
    Does this utility even still work in July 2021 on the current version of windows 10? Thanks

    For now, we will have to stop using our keyboard volume key altogether.
    Please advise. Thanks again.

  13. Doug

    Here are the 3 who thinks there’s a problem:
    Bkav Pro – W32.AIDetect.malware1
    MaxSecure – Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen
    McAfee-GW-Edition – BehavesLike.Win32.Generic.tc

  14. Rod

    HideVolumeOSD-1.3 works great but Windows 10 eventually removes the device form the system trey and I have to reinstall it (about every month). Not an issue for me but I know that 3.1 was supposed to eliminate this issue.

  15. Andrii

    Thanks a lot!
    Finally I’ve managed to get rid of that stupidest “improvement”
    I hate that idiot who “invented” that shit volume OSD

  16. TrickyB

    Danke Sehr!! Finally who developed a solution for that pesky annoyance within Windows … Hopefully it won’t show up in Windows 11…?! Thanks again, very much appreciated.

  17. Javad hhh

    Bro I love it if we could just move this OSD to some unused place of screen such as bottom center or just a linier overlay inside empty space of taskbar from right side. I wish you could do it in next version.

  18. Daniel

    Meu amigo,

    Você fez uma ferramenta tão simple, mas ao mesmo tempo tão sensacional!!!
    Só posso te agradecer infinitamente por isso.

    Funciona Perfeitamente no Windows 11


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