The sound icon found in the Ubuntu panel

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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...
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Missing sound control on Menu Bar 14.04

My sound has been working fine until recently.I lost sound and the sound control on the menu bar.When I reboot all I get is a clicking sound. When I managed to get back the sound control, it had an x ...
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No sound in call after using speaker on Aquaris e5 HD

I've got an Aquaris e5 hd with Ubuntu OTA 8. I noticed that if I make a phone call with the speaker volume on, when I make another call or receive a call, there is no sound. Why is that?
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“Sound Settings” menu in Xfce4-Panel does not open

The "Sound Settings" button on the "Sound Menu" indicator of the "Indicator Plugin" on the Xfce4-Panel will not open. This button should open pavucontrol, which I can launch from the terminal or ...
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No sound-indicator after login

This is a weird one! :( An fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (an hour into installing all my stuff).., I can play sound just fine, but there's no sound indicator. If I go to system settings and then into ...
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Modify sound indicator menu to hide controls from inactive player or remove it after closeing

I like Spotify's indicator menu which expands whenever the application is open. I don't like Rhythmbox's which shows all the buttons all the time. I'd like to hide the Rew/Play/FF buttons from ...
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Xfce Volume adjusting sound applet for 12.04

Recently I upgraded the Mythbuntu 10.10 to 12.04 which uses Xfce, and realised there is no one click volume adjusting sound applet with a slider, like in 10.10. Is there something else to do this? Or ...
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How to set sound indicator visible by default?

Since a month or so I need to make the sound indicator explicitly visible every time I log on to 14.04. I use gsettings in the command line: gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible true ...
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pavucontrol is not launching in xubuntu

I have the xfce indicator plugin in the system tray. When I click on speaker icon > sound settings...: Nothing happens. This used to work. pavucontrol is not launching, any suggestions on how to ...
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Remove VLC player from sound menu in Unity bar

I don’t use VLC that much to have it there, so I would like to remove it from the sound menu in the top right. I found a small image to show what it looks like (the sound menu is open and shows VLC ...
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VLC doesn't show track details in system sound menu/indicator

VLC isn't showing details about the current track in the system sound menu/indicator as seen here: http://s30.postimg.org/k8u7djxo1/Screenshot_from_2015_08_19_21_21_55.png I can still control VLC ...
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Indicator-sound icon not on Panel Add New Icons. And no sound at all

I'm a beginner at Linux. A friend put it on my computer. The sound was working but not for Skype. Tried the hints for skype and now no sound or sound icon. Please help. Thank you.
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Exaile Sound Indicator Menu Integration

I just made an Ubuntu 12.04 installation on a new computer, and can't figure out how I got Exaile into the sound indicator menu on my old box. Does anyone know how to do this? Sound indicator menu ...
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xfce 4.12 bluetooth support for A2DP

I migrated to Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit from 12.04 32-bit. I also took the chance to move from GNOME3 fall-back (GNOME2 look and fell) to a slimmer desktop manager; for this I chose XFCE4. Everything works ...
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How can I open a menu with a shortcut key if no shortcut key exists for the menu?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/drop-down the sound menu/indicator, in order e.g. to see the currently playing song? If not, how could I set one?
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Remove DBUS support from an application

I'm trying to remove an application from the sound indicator menu (smplayer), and every time I remove it using dconf-editor, if I launch it again, it adds itself back. Is there an .so file or ...
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Sound works but no device shown in the Sound settings

Following a troubleshooting post I've found out that my driver is recognized in fact but is not listed at the sound settings and I think because of this my cinnamon sound applet will not appear. ...
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not able to change volume in ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I am unable to change volume and the devices are not shown in sound setting in root , but in guest session ,it is working well.
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Terminal command to set audio volume?

I have an external sound card which mostly works fine, except that when its first plugged in, or when I turn on my laptop, the volume gets set to 100%. That is, the overall system volume, as shown in ...
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How to add media keys for a player/plugin to the Sound menu in Unity

I want to add media keys for Totem and Adobe Flash player to the sound menu in the upper bar of Unity.Is there a way to do this? Here is a screenshot of what I mean: If it is not possible to do it ...
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youtube in sound menu 13.10 [closed]

Duplicate of How do I remove youtube from the volume indicator? After upgrading to 13.10, I noticed youtube has been added to the sound menu. If I click on the play icon, Firefox opens and redirects ...
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How do I remove youtube from the volume indicator?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and wasn't aware of this web integration service. So when i visited youtube in firefox, and it asked me to install something to make it easier, some youtube ...
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Can I add Quod Libet controls to the sound menu?

I recently installed the latest version of Quod Libet. However, unlike other music players (for example, Rhythmbox) it doesn't have play/pause/prev/next controls under the sound menu. How can I add ...
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Pause music on middle click at sound-indicator

Is it possible to change middle-click action of sound indicator? I want to be able to pause/resume playback of gmusicbrowser by middle-clicking (or using another mouse combo) on it. Current behavior ...
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How do I get Exaile to remember preferences?

I'm using Exaile (with Sound Menu Indicator addon) and I would like the 'Show Tray Icon' and 'Minimize to Tray' preferences to remain true, but every time I close and reopen Exaile these revert to ...
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indicator-sound is crashing and VLC or any media player does not open

Whenever I try to open VLC media player from dashboard, it doesn't open. When I try to open any video file by double clicking on it, Ubuntu shows me the following error message: Sorry Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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com.canonical.indicator.sound visible key is gone

I was missing the sound indicator from the xfce4 unity notification indicator panel, so I tried the steps in Sound icon missing from top menu to fix it. I discovered that com.canonical.indicator....
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Is it possible to get Sound Menu integration for cmus?

I really like the terminal media player cmus. I would like to have Ubuntu Sound Menu integration with cmus, so I can skip tracks, see the album art, etc. Is this possible?
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What is the meaning of the `greeter-export` setting in sound menu?

If you inspect com.canonical.indicator.sound with dconf you can see there are two settings global-mute greeter-export Are they documented anywhere? What is their precise meaning?
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Generate alert on high CPU usage

After seeing a question here I want to have a configuration in my Ubuntu system so that if the cpu processing exceeds 90%, it gives a beep sound. Is this possible? Also, where else can this beep ...
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No sound notification in KDE Plasma Desktop

I installed the KDE plasma desktop yesterday on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. The environment has been working quite well up until now. However, I just noticed that there was no Sound notification icon in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Top right sound screen icon, greyed and not working

I can hear rythmbox songs and Internet videos perfectly, but my screen sound icon is always greyed and muted, and I cannot use it for turn up and down sound volume... Any advice would be of great ...
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Strange bug with sound slider

I have a strange bug with sound slider in Ubuntu 14.04. This problem was described here too but with no answer and the author was using another desktop - I'm using default Unity. I can confirm that ...
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13.10 indicator-sound only preferred-media-players

My Ubuntu 13.10 ignores my settings for my media players: altough the dconf-editor settings are such, that there's only one preferred-media-player ('vlc.desktop') my indicator-sound shows ...
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vlc sound menu integration broken 14.04

My sound menu integration of VLC seems to be broken (see screenshot), also the multimedia keys do not work any more. Is there a package I am missing?! The back forward buttons in the sound menu do not ...
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Sound menu disappeared

The sound menu have disappeared in 11.10 have anyone had a same problem ?
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I've lost access to sound widget after a few updates on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04

I've lost access to sound widget after a few updates on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I'm attaching a screenshot of my notification bar. Notice that there is no sound icon to adjust sound. The ...
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No sound settings available in the settings manager window

Last night I decided to upgrade my system to the latest version of Xubuntu, 13.10. The process went fine, but now I'm facing this strange issue. There is no sound settings available in the settings ...
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Sound indicator issues after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded t 14.04 yesterday and now the sound indicator disappears every time I run Pithos. Also the media keys don't work. I tried showkey, and the system reads the keys fine, but nothing happens. ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a sounds folder to help set my email notification?

Does Ubuntu 12.04 have a stock sounds folder with some sounds I can use to set my email notification and other kind of notifications? I am looking for something centralized, like in /usr/share not a ...
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Can't remove Youtube icon from sound indicator

I've tried to remove YouTube player from sounds menu in Ubuntu 13.10 but it doesn't worked. I've done all these things from this webupd8 site. I've already added to blacklisted player but it still ...
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Volume icon missing after removing (and re-installing) pulseaudio

I reinstalled PulseAdio beacause I my indicator-sound just disappeared, but it didn't help. Strangely, I have installed indicator-sound and still don't have that sound control. Nay, I don't even ...
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Sound application indicator for Esound is missing after I uninstalled PulseAudio?

I removed PulseAudio as it seemed to be in conflict with Skype and VLC but now the volume indicator applet is gone and the action keys won't turn up nor down the volume. Is there a solution? or Is ...
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Adding item to sound menu

I made a little Python app that posts the song I'm listening to on Twitter. I added its .desktop to the sound menu alright, but it shows up with the Prev - Play/Pause - Next controls (just like any ...
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Always show Clementine's controll buttons in indicator

When Rhythmbox is installed, it's control buttons are always shown in the sound indicator, even when the program isn't running. Now I've removed it and installed Clementine instead. In the indicator ...
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no sound indicator or sound settings after playing with hda-jack-retask

I was playing with hda-jack-retask (changed mic input to line out output), after I finished everything was ok, system settings showed new device in sound tab, after few restarts that what happens: In ...
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It seems to be a conflict between indicator-multiload and indicator-sound-gtk2

After upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10, indicator-multiload indicators in the xfce4 panel become invisible as soon as I activate indicator-sound-gtk2. I don't know where i can find any error log for this,...
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GUI to control sound

Is there any good GUI app to control my sound settings? When I use Ubuntu, I use the sound indicator and have no problems with sound configuration. Unfortunately, sometimes sound stops working when I ...
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How do I remove players I don't use from the sound indicator?

how to remove installed Xnoise, rhytmbox on my sound indicator? I am not using these 2 music player anymore I want to remove it
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How can I save my bluetooth headset volume settings?

I'm running ubuntu 13.10, but I first saw this on 13.04. Whenever my headset connects to my computer, the audio gets set for "Telephony Duplex" instead of "High Fidelity Playback". Additionally, the ...