I updgraded my ubuntu to 12.04 LTS and then installed gnome classic since I do not like unity. But then the volume icon at the up-right corner has disappeared. How can I get it back to that place. Thanks for any help.

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from your screenshot, it looks like you have removed the indicator applet complete applet

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Alt+Win+ right click the panel to add the applet. You can similarly remove the other gnome-applets.

If the applet doesnt appear in your list, install the applet from software-center:

Install via the software center

or via the command line:

sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-complete
  • ALT+Win+Right Click? Why did they change this from a simple right click or made it something easy like CTRL+Right Click. I was under the impression that "Add to Panel" was gone for good. May 3, 2012 at 11:54
  • Its a combination of upstream changes from the gnome-devs and compiz changes I believe.
    – fossfreedom
    May 3, 2012 at 12:02
  • Sorry but this is a bad advice. While it has everything, it doesn't work with another panel applets (for example notification area applet). May 4, 2012 at 19:28
  • @VJovic - the ubuntu indicator applet (from 11.10 I think) effectively replaced the notification applet. If you have an app that requires the old notification applet, you need to use the white-list capability of the indicator applet.
    – fossfreedom
    May 4, 2012 at 19:31

I had this problem too. Run gnome-sound-applet from the command line to check that it is installed and working.

To start the sound applet automatically, go to System Tools>Preferences>Startup Applications and add Command gnome-sound-applet

sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-complete

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

than refer to the following figure to make visible the applets that you need. enter image description here


Alt+Win+ right click the panel to add an applet.

There are two kinds of indicator applets. I dont know the exact translation, but there is a standard and a full version. Try the full version.

  • I did checked on that but I think I have only one indicator applet which says "Indicator applet complete". Apr 30, 2012 at 13:50
  • You got to be kidding me. I just alt+win+right clicked the panel and added indicator and it's working ! you sir, have one beer from me
    – ononononon
    Apr 11, 2016 at 7:21

yes, same problem, maybe: http://code.google.com/p/volti/

  • So the solution is.. ?
    – Pithikos
    Apr 30, 2012 at 22:52
  • First I installed volti, but now using gnome-sound-applet. May 2, 2012 at 11:18

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