Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506850
Gnome volume control position change in F11 is inconvenient
Last modified: 2009-06-19 06:10:27 EDT
Description of problem:
On previous versions of Fedora (and GNOME for that matter) the volume control was conveniently located in the upper right corner. Since this is probably the most frequently accessed control on the panel, this makes sense. One can just shove the mouse pointer to the upper right and adjust as needed.
After installing F11, the volume control is now positioned in the middle of assorted other applets. For me it shows up between the battery power indicator and the NetworkManager applets. This slows down general desktop usages because each time I need to adjust the volume I have to first visually locate the tiny control and then carefully manoeuvre the mouse pointer onto it to make sure I don't accidentally disconnect networking or put suspend the laptop.
Initially I expected to be able to change the position of the volume control applet myself as applets used to be user moveable. However, the volume control has no "move" option when I right click on it and the other nearby applets either have no move option or the move option is greyed out for some reason I haven't been able to discern.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Not certain what the component name of the volume control is
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F11
2. Try to adjust volume
hard to find, require too much attention to operate
easy to find in corner, not near anything that will break if I slightly misplace a click.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 505711 ***