Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505711
RFE: volume-control applet can't be positioned independently of notification area
Last modified: 2009-06-19 11:12:04 EDT
Description of problem:
It seems in F11 the volume control mixer is now tied to the notification area.
I like to have the volume control to the extreme right of the panel and the notification area somewhere in the middle so it can "dynamically grow/shrink" as apps pop in and out of the notification area.
As it is now, i'm forced to have the notification area in the extreme right where it shifts all the other stuff on my panel when, for example, i start or stop rythmbox.
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ability to place the volume control where I want it.
in < F11, i guess volume control was an independent applet? that would be a fine solution for me.
Is this part of the new version of Gnome, or specific to Fedora?
I agree it is completely annoying that it cannot be moved independently of the notification area. I (normally) put the volume applet to the extreme right of the top panel and would normally be able to move my mouse to that corner and use the scroll wheel to adjust the volume without even having to look at what I'm doing.
I have also experienced a slew of other bugs relating to the new volume control icon, but those will have to be in other bug reports.
The volume "applet" became a notification area icon due to a number of reasons, that have been hashed out on fedora-devel-list and upstream already.
The specific problem of the volume control icon not being in a particular place across restarts is a problem for the panel that's being worked on upsteam.
*** Bug 506850 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
my search-fu is weak and i'm having trouble separating the "wheat from the chaff". if someone could pinpoint the links to the relevant discussion(s) i would greatly appreciate it.
From what you say, it sounds like tying the sound mixer to the notification area is a done deal. :(