No volume control in notification area without indicator applet

Bug #572789 reported by Dave Vree on 2010-05-01
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #526796: No sound applet on the gnome panel. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-media (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-applets

Brand new installation of 10.4 here. I noticed that the volume control that normally appears in the notification area was missing. As there is not volume applet anymore, this meant that to change the volume I have to go to System->Preferences->Sound.

I saw a workaround on the forums that indicated I should add the indicator applet back to my panel and the volume control would reappear in the notification area. I tried it and indeed this workaround works. However, I (and apparently many other) find the indicator applet large intrusive and unnecessary. There is no obvious reason whatsoever that it's presence should be a prerequisite of someone changing the volume easily!

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, it's not a bug though, ubuntu uses the sound indicator if you don't want it, it's up to you to change your session to run the gnome mixer in your session...

affects: gnome-applets (Ubuntu) → gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
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