Help! - Slightly annoyed by visual element

I know this might not be the place to post it, because the forums are more for discussions of the non-technical aspect, but I'm quite annoyed (ever since the start of the year) by the Volume OSD Overlay (in top left hand corner) not timing out quick enough. Compared with all my friends' laptops and an old laptop I have installed with Windows 8, they all timeout within a second or so, where as my current laptops stays visible for quite a long time (10 seconds). Does anyone know of any registry edits or options that I can navigate to reduce the time out of the volume OSD element?