gnome-volume-control-applet gives no way to remove it from the panel (notification area)

Bug #419912 reported by to be removed on 2009-08-27
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME media utilities
Fix Released
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-media

My desktop machine has no way of playing audio. The motherboard does have an integrated soundcard, but nothing is attached to it. (The PC speaker is also physically disconnected.) GNOME's panel (notification area) has an applet for controlling the volume that is useless and distracting. It does not have a menu entry for disabling it. It seems I have to remove it from startup applications and kill the process to get rid of it.

Please add a simple, obvious way to remove the applet.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Aug 27 16:13:46 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gnome-media 2.27.90-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-7.27-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-media
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-7-generic x86_64

to be removed (liw) wrote :
Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report Lars, I've sent this upstream at: ; please subscribe there as well.

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-media:
status: Unknown → New
to be removed (liw) wrote :

I confirm that the workaround of disabling gnome-volume-control-applet in startup apps works. Good enough for me.

Elias K Gardner (zorkerz) wrote :

This issue has resurfaced for me in Lucid Lynx. The sound icon is back in the system tray (also a keyboard layout icon both of) which I want removed. There is no longer a gnome-volume-control-applet in system->preferences->startup applications to remove the sound icon with.

Changed in gnome-media:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: New → Fix Released
Akos Kemives (akoskm) wrote :

The is no such option to remove the gnome-volume-control-applet.
Version: gnome-volume-control-applet 2.31.6
Using Maverick Meerkat.

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