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Change Volume Indicator/UI

How to change volume indicator/UI? I don't like the square box shaped volume indicator; I want to change make it look like windows 11 volume indicator.
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No sound from speaker, the sound control shows headphone but no headphones connected. (Using pipewire for 1 month)

No sound from the speaker, the sound control shows headphones but no headphones connected. (Using pipewire for 1 month). Everything was working fine then suddenly this happened.
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How to add device plug in sound in ubuntu 20.04?

as you know in windows when we plug something theres a tune that plays how can i add one in my ubuntu machine? v20.04 thank you
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Change default media player on Ubuntu Mate Indicator Applet Complete

Little help. Where on Ubuntu Mate do you set the default app that displays on the "Indicator Applet Complete" when you click the speaker/sound icon? I have checked many settings and options. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkpad t14s gen1 amd mute mic led is not reacting changing mic status

Ubuntu 20.04.2 kernel 5.8.0-41-generic My laptop is certified for ubuntu: https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/202006-27978 Problem: There is a Mic mute led indicator on the F4 button. If I ...
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How do I the change application name in volume levels?

When i try to change the volume levels individually for each application, the application name does not match the actual application its coming from. Because of this. It is difficult to comfortably ...
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Sound issue on my Lenevo Yoga Creator 7 on Ubuntu 20.10

I recently dual booted my laptop with Ubuntu 20.10, but what I found was muted sound device. When I tried changing the volume label, what I hear is irritating buzz sound, which does not seem to be ...
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Pulse audio not working

I was playing a video on youtube and suddenly there was no sound I clicked on settings--audio---and see everything greyed out.so I uninstalled pulse audio and was successfully uninstalled. sudo apt-...
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Gnome Sound settings Subwoofer slider stuck at 0, but other pavucontrol and other mixers work fine

I've been having this weird issue for the last few releases and finally getting really annoying. At least 18.10 thru now 20.04 where the Subwoofer slider is locked at 0 and cannot be moved. However if ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 lxde indicator applet and applications are not working

I am sort of new lubuntu, I have installed redshift and kde-connect which was perfectly indicated in indicator applet. After restarting my laptop indicator applet and application of it started not ...
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Make Ubuntu terminal not go Buuuumpppp

When we are in the terminal and we hit tab to complete the command line, and it can't complete all the way because there are multiple options, the terminal makes a "Bummmmpppp" noise. Is there a way ...
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Volume icon disappeared without any apparent reason

The icon used to be around there. Now gone. Any idea how I can restore it? Ubuntu 18.10 Sound is working perfectly fine though and I can change the volume in the settings. But no icon.
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Stop sound when deleting files (or system events)

Ubuntu Mate 18.04 I am trying to shut off that sound that occurs when I delete files. I tried this. Open dconf-editor. Browse to org/gnome/desktop/sound On the right, unclick event-sounds.
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No Sound or Brightness indicator

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I usually use unity but I've been working on setting up an i3 config. All of a sudden there are no volume or brightness indicators when I change the volume/brightness with ...
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In which file is the configuration of the Sound Preferences stored in Ubuntu 16.04?

I adjust the recording level of both the mic and the internal audio (or speakers/earphone if you like) with sliders after clicking on the audio icon and Sound Preferences in the pannel of Ubuntu Mate ...
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How to fix player in sound menu

I have a fresh install of 16.04.LTS and Clementine. Whenever I play a track on Clementine, the sound menu shows the song being played but doesn't show the 'stop' icon. Instead it shows the 'play' ...
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How to make Banshee show up in the sound menu / topicons?

Problem Is there even a "sound menu" anymore in 17.10? When I have a lot of windows open and I get a phone call, I'm in the habit of stopping playback from the top bar somewhere near the ...
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(K)Ubuntu 17.10 - No Audio devices found, no settings, no sound

I just installed Kubuntu 17.10 (reinstall, from 17.04), keeping my old /home, but formatting/reinstall to /boot and / When it started up after installing, I noticed the sound icon in tray being the "...
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No effect of controlling external usb soundbar with Alsamixer (i3wm)

I have a Dell monitor with an accompanying USB soundbar. On Gnome it used to work. Using alsamixed to switch nothing happens when I change the volume. Sound output remains the same (i.e laptop speaker ...
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notify-osd over indicators

On a fresh installation of Ubuntu 17.04 I experience strange behavior of the volume indication notifcation notify-osd over the status bar. Can I move the notifcation down?
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Sound not working after moving /home to different partition. Works in log in screen

System: Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.2LTS 64bits Yesterday I migrated /home to a different partition using this guide. After rebooting everything was working great EXCEPT sound! I DO have sound in the log in ...
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sound-indicator system slider "jumps" in steps of ~10%

So, as the 17.04 got released I decided to jump the early bandwagon and upgrade from 16.04 LTS to 16.10 to 17.04. From experience I know that upgrading to a non-LTS is hardly a smooth ride and this ...
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Sound Icon Red With Dashes

Why does the sound icon turn red with dashes whenever I attempt to play something with sound? Sound Icon With Red Dashes When Attempting to Play Something Normal Sound Icon When Not Attempting to ...
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Why don't I see Lollypop in the sound indicator menu? [closed]

I just installed the Lollypop (v.0.9.227) music player. All good, but I don't see it in the Ubuntu sound-indicator applet. Is this expected behavior or is something wrong with my system? I have ...
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How can I integrate mpv media player into the Ubuntu sound menu?

I tried the following command to integrate mpv into the Ubuntu sound menu. $ gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound interested-media-players "['lollypop', 'mpv']" This adds an entry for mpv but ...
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Ubuntu 16 - Holding Volume Up key on keyboard not working

I'm trying to change the volume level on my Ubuntu 16. If I try to mute via holding the notebook's "Fn" + "volume down" key, the volume decreases 1 level and then it quickly decreases the rest of it, ...
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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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"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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sound settings missing

When I click on the sound icon then sound settings Systems Settings opens and there is no sound setting menu. In fact the only icons in the System Settings window, there are 4 icons: Language ...
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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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No sound-indicator after login

Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install. I can play sound just fine, but there's no sound indicator. If I go to system settings and then into sound I can make it pop up - but it's in a mute position and I can't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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