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I recently got a new machine at work and it has Windows 7 on it. The problem is the little red dot with a cross saying that "no speakers or headphones are plugged". I know it's so, as I didn't plug any. And I wouldn't. Is there a way to disable this warning?

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It is really simple. You either have no speakers or headphones plugged in which is indicated by the icon... or you do. This really isn't a warning, but rather a status update. You could hide the icon if it bothers you that much.

Start by right clicking the "up-arrow" on the tray icon container thingie:

try icon container

And go to properties. From there, switch the "Volume" to "Off":

System Icons

Hit "Ok" and after that, you will no longer have the volume icon. You can reverse the process to re-enable it.

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Yes, exactly, but how do I hide it? – akalenuk Jul 18 '13 at 13:47
Oh, you mean just hide it from the tray? So it remains red, but I wouldn't see it unless going deep into settings. Hm. That might work. – akalenuk Jul 18 '13 at 13:56
Added directions for disabling the icon. – TheCompWiz Jul 18 '13 at 14:41

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