In today’s article we are going to see how to have the Windows 10 volume level always visible to be aware of it at all times without having to do anything at all.
The icon that appears by default in the system bar, next to the clock, is a speaker with a few lines. Generally, if all these lines are blank it is because the level is at maximum. But if we have the volume level a little low we can see that a line turns gray and so on.
Part of it is good for noticing when the volume is not at maximum . The problem is that this option is too precise to say. That is why today we are going to see how to see exactly the volume level that we have in Windows all the time, without having to click on that icon.
In this way you can control if it is too high or low when you change devices or want to play anything on your computer. For this we will have to use an app, since Windows does not come with a native option to configure it.
Always have the Windows 10 volume visible
The first thing we are going to need is the application called Volume Percent Indicator . It is a free and fairly lightweight app that only serves this purpose. It is found on Github, as it is open source.
We download a compressed file in .ZIP. What we must do is extract that file to find the executable of the application. You simply have to right click and select “Extract here” or similar.
No need to install it. All we have to do is double click on VoIPI.exe . Just launching the executable will stay in the system tray.
In this way we can see an icon of the current volume level that we have in the audio device that we have selected. That is how easy we can be aware of the volume level all the time and also manipulate it as we usually do.
If we press on the icon that shows the volume level , we can access the volume controller to be able to raise or lower it. If you decide to right click on the icon in question, you will be able to access the application’s configuration options.
Keep Windows 10 volume visible
In the Volume Percent Indicator options we will find very interesting things such as a volume mixer , we will also see all the playback devices, you can access the Windows 10 troubleshooter, we also have the system sounds window and manipulate the volume to our whim.
As you can see, it is quite simple to show the volume percentage in the system bar . In this way we will always keep in mind the volume level of Windows 10 and we will be able to access it whenever we want to modify the options that we think are convenient.
Also, this program is free and we hardly notice that it is running because it does not even need to be installed. The day you don’t want to use it anymore, you just don’t have to run it and that’s it.
That is also something “negative”, since every time you restart the computer you will have to run it . The most comfortable thing would be to save it in a folder and then create a shortcut to either the desktop or the system bar, anchoring it.
Be that as it may, you already know how to always show the volume level in Windows 10. Likewise, if you still have any questions, we invite you to leave them in the comments, which you can find a little below.