HideVolumeOSD 1.4 for Windows 10 and 11

A brief introduction

HideVolumeOSD did not work with Windows 11 till now, so I decided to change that and added some extra functionality, which some users have requested. You should have version 22H2 of Windows 11 to run this, I have not tested earlier versions. And it will of course run on Windows 10.

 

There was a bug when being started at a volume of 100%, the value was always reduced to 98%. This has been fixed. The “OSD Window not found” message has been replaced by a Windows notification. 

 

And it is now possible to show a numeric ToolTip near the icon (or the clock) with the current volume value. Size and display time can be configured.

The Details

At first view everything is like before, a soon as HideVolumeOSD runs, it hides the Volume bar. But when you open the context menu on the tray icon, you will notice that the menu has a new entry for Settings.

 

 

When you select the Settings… entry in the menu the following dialog will appear…

 

 

Some users have requested to show the volume in the system tray near the HideVolumeOSD icon. This is exacly what the feature “Show volume in system tray” does. Additionally you can choose the time the volume will stay visible when you release the volume buttons on the keyboard. Before you turn “Show volume in system tray” on, you must go to Personalization/Taskbar and turn the visibility of HideVolumeOSD to “On”.

 

 

If you now press one of the volume buttons you will see the volume over the HideVolumeOSD icon. With “Size of display” you can choose the desired size. Here is how the 3 different sizes look like:

 

 

You can also check “Show near Time” to show the volume popup at the right corner of the screen with a selectable offset from the right screen border.

 

HideVolumeOSD 1.4 download

This version should run on all versions of Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 and 11.

Please uninstall any previous HideVolumeOSD version before you install this one!

 

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

 

38 thoughts on “HideVolumeOSD 1.4 for Windows 10 and 11

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  2. Dave

    Legend. Especially now Windows is forcing out the new and “improved” media player to W10, with no option to turn off the huge rectangle OSD.

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  3. Bruh

    Virus total results very sus. 3 contacted IP’s in the US. I get that you have to mess with some windows files to acomplish this but yeah IP’s being connected to just shows that something is very wrong. And the debugging evation and sexurity evasions could just be a result of avoiding Windows systems to acoplish what your tools need to. But it also logs my keypresses which could be extremely dangerous. So not risking it. Anyone willing to explain whats going on here?

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    1. iMave23 Post author

      Just releax, nothing is wrong here 😉

      To avoid these virus warnings I would have to sign my installer package. But as HideVolumeOSD is free, i can not afford to buy a software certificate that has to be renewed every year.

      If you want to know what my software does, just take a look at the source code:
      https://github.com/UnlimitedStack/HideVolumeOSD

      There is nothing bad happening here. You can also download the source code and build HideVolumeOSD yourself…

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  4. Kushagra Agrawal

    You are not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need. An unsung hero. Thank you for your service kind sir.

    Reply
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  6. Anonymous

    Review:
    Barely works. Even when active, it fails to hide the volume and must constantly be re-opened.

    3/10

    Reply
  7. Ash

    Silent version isn’t working in 1.4. When trying to run with -show or -hide arguments the program doesn’t launch. Worked in 1.3 but I updated to 1.4 to fix the 98 volume bug.

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  8. Hape

    It don’t work since last Windows 11 Update.

    Informationen über das Aufrufen von JIT-Debuggen
    anstelle dieses Dialogfelds finden Sie am Ende dieser Meldung.

    ************** Ausnahmetext **************
    System.NullReferenceException: Der Objektverweis wurde nicht auf eine Objektinstanz festgelegt.
    bei HideVolumeOSD.ContextMenus.Hide_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    bei HideVolumeOSD.ProcessIcon.ni_MouseClick(Object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
    bei System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.OnMouseClick(MouseEventArgs mea)
    bei System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button)
    bei System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.WndProc(Message& msg)
    bei System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.NotifyIconNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    bei System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Geladene Assemblys **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4614.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll.
    —————————————-
    HideVolumeOSD
    Assembly-Version: 1.4.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 1.4.0.0.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/HideVolumeOSD/HideVolumeOSD.exe.
    —————————————-
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4550.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll.
    —————————————-
    System
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4605.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll.
    —————————————-
    System.Drawing
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4395.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll.
    —————————————-
    System.Configuration
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4341.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll.
    —————————————-
    System.Core
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4605.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll.
    —————————————-
    System.Xml
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4161.0 built by: NET48REL1.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll.
    —————————————-
    mscorlib.resources
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4161.0 built by: NET48REL1.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/mscorlib.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_de_b77a5c561934e089/mscorlib.resources.dll.
    —————————————-
    System.Windows.Forms.resources
    Assembly-Version: 4.0.0.0.
    Win32-Version: 4.8.4161.0 built by: NET48REL1.
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_de_b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.resources.dll.
    —————————————-

    ************** JIT-Debuggen **************
    Um das JIT-Debuggen (Just-In-Time) zu aktivieren, muss in der
    Konfigurationsdatei der Anwendung oder des Computers
    (machine.config) der jitDebugging-Wert im Abschnitt system.windows.forms festgelegt werden.
    Die Anwendung muss mit aktiviertem Debuggen kompiliert werden.

    Zum Beispiel:

    Wenn das JIT-Debuggen aktiviert ist, werden alle nicht behandelten
    Ausnahmen an den JIT-Debugger gesendet, der auf dem
    Computer registriert ist, und nicht in diesem Dialogfeld behandelt.

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  9. Bob

    It was working most of the time though sometimes it needs to be restarted. Then today, May 18, 2023, it stopped. Now that idiot designed popup volume is there though its the slim version not the rectangular box.

    Can’t someone find it in the code somewhere so we can erase this infernal thing? Microsoft must hire the dumbest people on the planet to work for the OS team. This is just another reason to change OS. Hackintosh never looked so good. Especially with a fast AMD install and cheap Ryzen hardware.

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  10. sAM

    “Show volume in system tray” not working on my pc. The volume not appear.
    Yes, i turn the visibility of HideVolumeOSD to “On”.
    help!

    Reply
  11. Tom

    Okay.. alright so the whole volume popup thing has been the bane of my existence for a few years now and recently i’ve grown tired of the damn thing sitting there for almost 8 seconds blocking whatever it was overlayed with so this thing is an absolute godsend. Thank you

    Reply
  12. redbeer

    It pops up for me more frequently after installing. It popped up only when using Teams before, but now more often. I have Win 11.
    I also get this error pop up frequently:

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at HideVolumeOSD.ContextMenus.Hide_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at HideVolumeOSD.ProcessIcon.ni_MouseClick(Object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.OnMouseClick(MouseEventArgs mea)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.WndProc(Message& msg)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon.NotifyIconNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4644.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    —————————————-
    HideVolumeOSD
    Assembly Version: 1.4.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.4.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/HideVolumeOSD/HideVolumeOSD.exe
    —————————————-
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4550.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    —————————————-
    System
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4644.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4395.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4341.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_C
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4161.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    —————————————-
    Accessibility
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4161.0 built by: NET48REL1
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Core
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.8.4644.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
    —————————————-

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.

    For example:

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.

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  13. Bailey

    Legendary! Works flawlessly and keeps my games from being interrupted by that annoying volume slider.
    On Windows 10.

    Reply
  14. maelclou11

    THANK YOU SO MUCH damn, i tried like 4 time disabling this annoying popup and nothing was working really well (like i could hide it but it would also disable my media controle key on my keyboard) but your app make my life so much better bro and it also so simple, just install it and launch it ! I couldn’t be happier honestly you’ve made my week ! As a devlopper, i was so annoyed by this popup alway hiding my code in the left corner whenever i clicked on pause to follow a tutorial on youtube so you save me like 5 second of waiting time thirty each day, i love you !

    Reply
  15. MATHIEU Jean-Baptiste

    If you let a paypal/patreon on the page, I’d buy you a big coffee for this big lifesaver.

    Keep going, Thank you for your hard work!!

    Reply
  16. Bob

    Had some problems recently where it stopped working on my updated Win10:
    Edition Windows 10 Pro
    Version 22H2
    Installed on ‎2023-‎05-‎03
    OS build 19045.3324
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19041.1000.0
    But with version 1.4 it’s been utterly perfect. So thank you so much!
    I do wonder why it says it’s 32 bit when my OS is 64 bit and there was no option to choose between the two when I downloaded it.

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  17. me

    Win 10 updated: It stopped working today Oct 23, 2023. It starts but as soon as I use the volume keys on my keyboard the huge banner appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Doesn’t matter what application is being used. I just reinstalled version 1.4.

    To get around the banner just put the volume icon in the systray and that will bring up the Volume Mixer or you can launch it directly from System32.

    Or get an audio interface or amplifier and use the volume control on that.
    Or use the volume control within the program you’re using.

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  18. M

    Hey thanks for you tool, please add a way to launch it at startup in the option (as hidden for example)
    Btw the hide don’t seem to work actually, for me it’s now only work with the tray icon

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  19. Alex

    Hi, I can confirm of the tool stopped working for Windows 10 latest update
    When we launch the tool – nothing happens, process just sits in the memory with no affect on the system
    Anyway, thank you for the great tool, used it for quite some time!

    Piece to all

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  20. Paul Galito

    Good morning.
    Silent version is not working on Windows 11 23H2.

    Please update. ^^

    (W11 put this OSD in the center of the screen, right where I read the subtitles for my series, LMAO. Thank you very much for the Software)

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  21. Sarah

    Hi, first off, thanks!
    Is there any way to run this without admin privileges?
    Trying to install on my work PC but it requires an admin password…

    Reply

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