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I'm using 11.04 LTS. Everything is going fine. But the other day I booted up and went to use Youtube. I went to adjust the volume but the icon has gone, and the only way to adjust it is to either:

Use my Fn key + F6, F5 and F3.

Go to System - Preferences - Sound

Please help. I don't like these ways to set my volume.

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There is a typo in your question. When you say "11.04 LTS", is it "12.04 LTS" or just "11.04" ? – air-dex Nov 20 '12 at 2:42
Just 11.04. :-) – horIzoN Nov 20 '12 at 16:19
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Open the dconf Editor. Then, go to com > canonical > indicator > sound (tree at the left of the window). After that, ensure that the checkbox corresponding to visible is checked to see the sound indicator.

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