Bug 180942 - gnome volume applet mute/zero volume behavior is not intuitive
gnome volume applet mute/zero volume behavior is not intuitive
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-media (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
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Reported: 2006-02-10 12:18 EST by Bernard Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-21 13:43:30 EST
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Description Bernard Johnson 2006-02-10 12:18:20 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060202 Fedora/ Firefox/

Description of problem:
volume applet thinks that zero volume is the same as mute.  When the volume is changed to a level of zero, the mute indicator is shown on the applet and the mute checkbox is filled.  However, you can not use the mute checkbox to un-mute the system.  The only way to un-mute is to increase the volume level.  This is not intuitive.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Lower volume to zero
2. Notice that volume applet thinks it's muted
3. Attempt to un-mute via the mute checkbox.

Actual Results:  Frustration

Expected Results:  The applet should have never displayed that it was muted.  I had changed the volume to zero, which is not the same as mute.  In order to un-mute, the volume should be restored, but if I have it set to zero, what is the value to restore?  zero?  Then it will always show muted.

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Note:  I looked through the other gnome-media audio/volume related bugs and there are similar bugs, but I don't think this one is a duplicate.
Comment 1 Bernard Johnson 2006-03-01 18:05:00 EST
Should this bug be upstreamed to bugzilla.gnome.org to fix?
Comment 2 Bernard Johnson 2006-03-01 18:06:51 EST
Sorry, got click happy.  Reopened.
Comment 3 Bernard Johnson 2006-03-04 22:56:06 EST
Filed upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=333438
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-02-05 14:16:45 EST
REOPENED status has been deprecated. ASSIGNED with keyword of Reopened is preferred.
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2007-02-21 13:43:30 EST
Doesn't look like something we should be fixing/changing the behaviour only for
FC/RHEL. Feel free to follow the upstream bug at:

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