Is there a xfce desktop switch widget for pulseaudio volume control? I have a wireless speaker and I hate having to open pulseaudio and change the output setting everytime I turn it on or off
Yes there is, it is called pasystray
sudo apt-get install pasystray
press ALT + F2 and type
to start it up.
Next, you need to add the "notification area" to the xfce panel if not already added.
Finally, you will see a speaker icon on the desktop panel. Click the icon to adjust the speaker. Go to startup applications and add it there to make it start up at startup.
For pulseaudio there is
module-switch-on-connect designed to switch the output sink to any new sink as soon as a connection was established.
To test this module we can issue the following command in a terminal:
pactl load-module module-switch-on-connect
After restarting the pulseaudio server (
pulseaudio -k) this module will be unloaded again.
In case we are happy with the way it operates we can always load this module with out
default.pa (usually located in
/etc/pulse/) by adding the following line