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 with Exaile turned off on my old box:

Sound indicator menu with Exaile turned off

Sound indicator menu with Exaile turned on:

Sound indicator menu with Exaile turned on

2 Answers 2


Try this:

  1. Install dconf-tools Install dconf-tools.

  2. Start dconf-editor.

  3. Switch to comcanonicalindicatorsound.

  4. Add , 'Exaile' to "interested-media-players":



Alternatively, you could run:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound interested-media-players "['rhythmbox', 'Exaile']"
  • That's the first time I've used the install link. Very cool.
    – Kazark
    Jun 2, 2012 at 20:03
  • This hasn't worked so far. Is that because I have removed rhythmbox? (Surely not.)
    – Kazark
    Jun 2, 2012 at 20:28
  • Take a look at appsindicatorssound, too - possibly you have to add it there, also?
    – Jakob
    Jun 2, 2012 at 20:30
  • Thanks for the help--I figured out I have to install a plugin in Exaile itself.
    – Kazark
    Jun 2, 2012 at 20:43

Exaile itself has to cooperate with the sound indicator menu. I found the link I used before. Based on that post:

  • Download the Exaile plugin
  • Extract it to $HOME/.local/share/exaile/plugins/
  • Open Exaile and enable "Sound Menu Indicator" via the Preference menu

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