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Sound Switcher Indicator

Sound input/output selector indicator for Linux.

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

It shows an icon in the indicator area or the system tray (whatever is available in your desktop environment). 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.
Indicator’s menu.

You can configure various aspects of ports and devices displayed by the menu using the Preferences dialog:

Preferences dialog.
Preferences dialog.

Sound Switcher Indicator is being developed with a free JetBrains License.

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Installation

On this page you can download the latest binaries and the source code of the application. To download other versions, please check the Launchpad PPA packages page.

There are the following three ways to get the indicator installed:

If you’re on Ubuntu or one of its derivatives, it’s always advisable to use the standard package distribution mechanism (Private Package Archive, PPA). This way you’ll automatically get updated indicator versions in the future.

In order to install the application from my PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:yktooo/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sound-switcher

Installation using a binary package

If you don’t want or can’t install from the PPA, you can download and install the .deb binary package manually.

  1. Download the latest .deb package using the download button below, or go to the Packages Launchpad page, choose the right indicator version there (click to expand it) and download a .deb from there.
  2. Install the downloaded package using the Software Center or with the command:

    sudo dpkg -i /path/to/downloaded/indicator-sound-switcher_*_all.deb

Installation from the source tarball

In order to install the application from the source tarball:

  1. Download the latest tarball (indicator-sound-switcher-*.tar.gz) using the download button below, or go to the Packages Launchpad page, choose the right indicator version there (click to expand it) and download a .tar.gz from there.
  2. Decompress the archive: tar xf indicator-sound-switcher-*.tar.gz
  3. cd to the indicator-sound-switcher-* dir
  4. Run sudo python3 setup.py install

Downloads

Sound Switcher Indicator 2.2.2 source code

A simple sound input/output switcher indicator application for Ubuntu 18.04+.

Source code in .tar.gz archive.

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License

This software is distributed on the terms of the 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.

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Source code

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

git clone https://github.com/yktoo/indicator-sound-switcher.git

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