Desktop/Whiteboards/VolumeApplet

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Problem

The volume control that lives in GNOME panel currently has a number of problems:

  • It can be removed by the user
  • It can be added multiple times
  • It shows up whether or not there is actually an output device
  • It can be moved anywhere on any of the GNOME panels

Relevant Art

The volume control on Windows and OS X cannot be addeded multiple times, removed, moved. On Vista it only shows up when an output device is available. For example, when I plug my headphones or speakers in it shows up immediately.

Discussion

Volume control should be converted to a notification area applet that should only be displayed if there is an output device connected.


References

* May require: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=409435
* Committed upstream: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/svn-commits-list/2008-November/msg00655.html