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I'm running GNOME 2.30 (Squeeze) and have lost my Volume Control applet. I can't find it in my Add to Panel window.

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[update] Note that the Volume Control applet appears again in the window, and I have no idea what fixed the issue.

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Do you still have your "user" toolbar next to the date? Because I think it may be "Notification zone" item. – Aif Nov 24 '10 at 15:09

Add to Panel > Indicator Applet

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  • Alt + F2 and run this: gnome-volume-control-applet

  • Also, add gnome-volume-control-applet to System > Preferences > Startup Applications

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It's called mixer_applet2 and should be part of the gnome-applets package. On Debian Squeeze, it should be installed as /usr/lib/gnome-applets/mixer_applet2. I'm not using Debian, but it shows up as Volume Control in my Add to Panel dialog.

You might try reinstalling gnome-applets.

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This conflicts with iamsid's Answer. – Tshepang Nov 24 '10 at 23:17
@Tshepang, I know, but the fact remains that I'm using Gnome 2.30, and gnome-applets 2.30.0 contains a mixer_applet2 that can be added as Volume Control. I don't have any Indicator Applet in my Add to Panel dialog. I don't know where his came from. – cjm Nov 24 '10 at 23:38
I meant conflict in a sense that she says gnome-volume-control-applet and you say mixer_applet2. BTW, I also use 2.30 and I have the /usr/lib/gnome-applets/mixer_applet2 file. – Tshepang Nov 24 '10 at 23:42
@Tshepang, I don't have a gnome-volume-control-applet on my system, just mixer_applet2. – cjm Nov 25 '10 at 2:30

I guess it is now under 'Indicator applet' or something like that. Lost my too, but got it back.

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Just checked from home--yes, it's called 'Indicator applet'. Whoever voted this down may rethink his decision. – alex Nov 24 '10 at 17:46
Is that maybe Gnome 2.32? I'm using 2.30, and I have a Volume Control applet (mixer_applet2) but no Indicator Applet. – cjm Nov 24 '10 at 21:28
@cjm: whoops, yes it's 2.32 already. Time flies like bullet, you know :) – alex Nov 25 '10 at 6:44

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