Hello everyone. I am yet another Gnome 3 refuge that has turned to XFCE. I installed xubuntu 12.04 and I did not see a volume icon in my task bar. I looked for it in the panel items menu but I didn't see one. Does XFCE have a volume panel item/applet? Thanks.
I believe xubuntu comes with the indicator plugin that handles the volume control for the panel ( sudo apt-get install indicator-sound indicator-sound-gtk2 ) then log out and back in again, failing that you could use the xfce mixer applet ( sudo apt-get install xfce4-mixer ) , then add that to the panel via panel items.
I hope that helps.