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How to stop/prevent HP ENVY 14 from taking focus on volume key? HP ENVY 13, 14, 15, 17 Volume Takes Focus Laptop

The HP ENVY 14 (and ENVY family in general) is a great laptop, but has one huge annoyance: when you press Volume Up or Volume Down, a bar appears and TAKES THE FOCUS away from the running application, closing full screen video and minimizing full screen games.

We have the fix. Luckily it is simple.

- Click the Start Menu
- Type System Configuration
- Press Enter
- In the screen that appears, click Startup
- Uncheck the item called HP MediaSmart SmartMenu
- Click OK
- Restart your computer

Here is a screenshot of what that looks like:

HP ENVY 13, 14, 15 and 17 - Volume Up and Down Takes Focus from Games and Movies -- How to fix it?!HP ENVY 13, 14, 15 and 17 - Volume Up and Down Takes Focus from Games and Movies -- How to fix it?!

That's it! Now that annoying volume gauge, which is useless, will be gone. All the other function keys will continue to work.

This fix is for Windows 7. We make no guarantees that this will fix your problem, and this article is for informational purposes only.

by Margaret Walker on Sat, 08/14/2010 - 17:53

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