XP: Change the Size of the Volume/Play Control

   Posted September 7, 2004 by David Kirk in Windows

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Some users of XP may find the volume control too large. The following tech-recipe describes how to bring it down to size.

I frequently use the volume control, but I have found that it takes up too much screen space when it is open. Placing it in the system tray keeps it out of the way when it is closed; however, when it is open, another fix is available to decrease its size.

You can decrease the size of the volume control when it is open by pressing CTRL-S. This will decrease its size by about half.

Enjoy your smaller volume/play control!


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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