gnome-applet-volume-control is a huge usability regression
gheskett at wdtv.com
Sun Aug 19 10:02:46 UTC 2012
Some so-called update in the last 2 weeks has moved the system volume
control from my keyboard, to a teeny little icon in the notifier applet.
Generally when I need to get to it because the fscking commercial in front
of a news story is 40 db louder than the previous watched stories audio
track was, trying not to wake the missus sleeping 4 rooms away, but because
the mouse pointer has been blanked, you can't find the SOB without issuing
a click someplace to unblank it just so you can move the pointer to this
microscopic icon in the upper right corner of the screen, then roll the
wheel to adjust the volume. That works, but the extra click needed to
unblank the mouse (why does it not unblank just by moving it?) is
occasionally miss interpreted causing unwanted side effects, and it takes
several seconds of waving the ^%$ mouse around to find it in the screen
clutter and do it.
My keyboard has volume up/down/mute functions buttons which DID work very
well and instantly, and could be used in a second or less for this until
some "genius" thought it could be better done with an icon. Quotes
intended to be satire of course because left to my natural instincts,
genius isn't the proper descriptive word.
So, how the heck do I restore the keyboards volume/mute controls and get
rid of or disable this "gnome-applet-volume-control" thing that got itself
installed as an update or something?
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