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The sound indicator icon turns blue sometimes:


What does this mean?

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up vote 15 down vote accepted

The blue sound menu icon means that at least one application is trying to output sound but is unable to do so because the sound is muted.

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This is similar to this question and my answer there. To summarise

Red: denotes critical issues
Orange: denotes critical warnings
Blue: denotes pure information.
Green denotes that something is "now OK", or "approved".

Hence the sound indicator is blue to indicate just "information" i.e. something has happened.

What this "information" is depends on the indicator - the ayantana team didnt specify where this "information" should be reported.

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How would I go about acquiring said information? – ændrük May 19 '11 at 20:38
dont think you can - see my edit. Maybe a question (bug report) on launchpad. Sounds like the design team needs to consider this more. – fossfreedom May 19 '11 at 20:43

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