The sound icon found in the Ubuntu panel

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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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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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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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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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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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No sound on Ubuntu OS [closed]

I'm running Unbutu 7.10 hand have no sound from riptide sound card, cdrom etc. everything appears to be turned on. is there something else I should do since I'm new at this OS.
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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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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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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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XFCE no event sounds and no sound changin feedback

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook Pro 2010 15 inches. When I change the sound, I have no feedback unlike other DE I have used, like gnome. There is no notification sound when an event ...
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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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Modify sound indicator menu to hide controls from inactive player or remove it after closeing [closed]

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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 no sound, no sound indicator, no output devices

Good morning all! I have been dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 for several months now. I have had no problems until this morning when I found it strange that I had no sound indicator. I ...
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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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No Sound meter in panel

My sound did not work originally... as stated here Weird Sound Issues However, Randomly it started to work now :) How do I get the sound meter on the taskbar? Right clicking does not do anything ...
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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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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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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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indicator-sound not visible at startup, 13.10

My indicator-sound is not visible at startup if and only if I start muted. If I start with sound enabled (i.e. unmuted) it is visible at startup. By increasing the sound with the hardware-keys, the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to show only running applications in the Sound Indicator

How to show only the running applications in the Sound Indicator (not all supported). After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 this is how it looks.
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Why can the volume go higher than 100%?

How come the maximum volume on the sound menu isn't actually the maximum volume possible? If I select "Sound Preferences..." and look at the volume slider in the window, it can go quite a bit higher. ...
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How do I reinstall the sound icon / sound menu?

I was trying to fix a problem a long time ago with my sound by removing alsa/puleaudio and reinstalling things that I didn't understand. Now my sound is messed up. The volume keys on my keyboard ...
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XFCE4 Empty Volume Control Applet

I just wanted to ask, what could I mess up? My situation is this: In XFCE4.10 (!) on the panel0 I put the Indicator Applet. It always showed me the volume control and network icons. When I updated to ...
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Why are my Rhythmbox controls (Pause, Play, etc.) missing from the sound menu?

Rhythmbox is located in the sound menu (the tray applet where you monitor volume), however when I click it, it doesn't respond whatsoever. When I open Rhythmbox through Applications > Sound & ...
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Wrong audio level indication

Volume indicator in panel shows wrong info. For instance when i decrease it to like %60, its zero at and below this value in real.That happens on different distros.Here is my audio adapter 00:1b.0 ...
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Multimedia keys do not work with Spotify

Even though Spotify shows up in the indicator-sound just fine (Controlling it works from there) using multimedia keys on your keyboard does nothing. When I open up Rhythmbox they're able to control ...
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the sound-volume indicator disappeard Ubuntu 13.10

I had a problem with sound after I connected a HDMI-cable. I followed the steps here: http://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/ the sound worked perfect, but the sound-volume indicator ...
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youtube in sound menu 13.10 [closed]

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 to youtube That OK, but what is the purpose as it plays no music ...
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Audio works but indicator and sound settings not working

I've been messing around trying to get a Firewire audio interface to work on Ubuntu and during the process my indicator volume and Outputs and Inputs in Sound Settings are all greyed out and my ...
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Sound icon not working

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. last time i installed Pulse-audio-4.0 after which a weird problem started with my sound icon.In sound icon there are two hyphens following the speaker like <|-- i clicked ...
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Not able to see the sound indicator in system notifications

This is what happened. Skype used to crash continuously I removed pulseaudio Put gnome-alsamixer The sound indicator stopped showing up I uninstalled gnome-alsamixer Made pulseaudio start again I ...
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how to silently adjust system volume? [duplicate]

I am using 12.04 LTS. Is there a way to properly disable that feedback sound when you are adjusting the volume? I would like to adjust the volume on my system without producing those "pops". ...
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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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Is it possible to add the Rhythmbox volume controls in the Sound Menu? [duplicate]

I can see Rhythmbox pause/play controls in Sound Menu. But I also want the Rhythmbox volume slider controls (as opposed to master volume controls). Is it possible to add them under sound menu or are ...
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Integrating MOC/P (Music on Console Player) with sound menu

I have used Coverglobus (http://gloobus.net/coverglobus/) which I had configured with MOC so that the basic track operations such as next, previous, pause and play can be controlled. I was wondering ...