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.

sound menu

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With dconf-tools (sudo apt-get install dconf-tools), you can edit com>canonical>indicator>sound to your needs.

Simply edit the string "interested media players" and remove those you don't want.

I don't know any other way except forking source to edit this indicator.

  • The question is how to hide the apps that are not used at the moment.
    – Tosho
    Dec 27, 2013 at 17:34
  • Mmh... Maybe you should look into Cinnamon's desktop files (like .json or in dconf), it has this option built-in. Maybe 13.04 had it too, I never used Unity with 13.04. I can't help you further :/
    – MrVaykadji
    Jan 4, 2014 at 2:32

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