gnome-applet-volume-control is a huge usability regression

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Aug 19 20:19:06 UTC 2012

On 08/19/2012 10:38 AM, Joep L. Blom wrote:
> On 19-08-12 13:00, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Sunday 19 August 2012 06:39:59 Colin Law did opine:
>>> On 19 August 2012 11:02, Gene Heskett <gheskett at> wrote:
>>>> Greetings all;
>>>> Ubuntu-10.04.4 LTS
>>>> 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.
> Gene,I have ubuntu 1o.04 also on a phenom II system (self-build). After
> a lot of problems with gnome - and especially the unity disaster - I
> installed xfce as GUI which is fully updated and the problems you
> describe are, in my opinion, typically gnome-related as the
> Ubuntu-developers are apparently not so familiar any more with gnome-II.
> On another system (my wife's) I have xubuntu 12.04 installed, also fully
> updated and there is also no problem with sound. However, my Logitec
> speaker-system conveniently has a volume knob and even a switch to kill
> sound instantly.

I installed pavucontrol on my taskbar, so I can click it and instantly 
switch devices and/or their settings. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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