Sound Switcher Indicator

Sound input/output selector indicator for Ubuntu/Unity.

I created this app because there was just no sound switcher indicator available.

It shows an icon in the indicator area in Ubuntu's Panel. Icon's menu allows you to switch the current sound input and output (i.e. source and sink in PulseAudio's terms, respectively) ports with just two clicks:

Indicator's menu

Interested? Read how to install the indicator.


The indicator can be installed in two ways.

Installation from Package (Recommended Method)

You should always prefer the standard package distribution mechanism supported by Ubuntu (PPA). To install the application from my PPA:

  1. Add the PPA:

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:yktooo/ppa

    You may need to confirm the operation.

  2. Update the package list:

    sudo apt-get update
  3. Install the package:

    sudo apt-get install indicator-sound-switcher

Installation from the Source Tarball

In order to install the application from the source tarball:

  1. Download the tarball (indicator-sound-switcher-*.tar.gz) from the PPA.

  2. Decompress the archive.

  3. cd to the indicator-sound-switcher-* dir.

  4. Run:

    sudo python install


If you want to install the indicator, refer to the installation section. Here you can download the latest source code of the application.

Source Code

To download the latest source code, clone my GitHub repository:

git clone

To download the source tarball, check the Launchpad PPA packages page.


License and Source Code

This software is distributed on the terms of GNU General Public License Version 3 or (optionally) any later version.

Software and any related documentation are provided on an as is basis, without warranty of any kind. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the software remains with you.

The source code is available in my GitHub repository.

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