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Thanks to Ask Ubuntu, recently I discovered PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) and started using it with joy.

My question is this: is there a way to use it in place of the default audio control shipped with Ubuntu 12.04? I would like to get pavucontrol to appear by clicking on the speaker icon in the Unity top bar.

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Unfortunately, this is not possible without editing the source code for the sound indicator.

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Thanks! Any reference on that or at least a short explanation? –  Guandalino Feb 15 '13 at 18:00
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@Guandalino I'm not sure I can find a quick reference for you but essentially the sound indicator is hard coded to launch specific applications, and its options (in dconf) do not include the option to choose a volume control application of your own. –  RolandiXor Feb 15 '13 at 18:29

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