There are the following 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
If you use Ubuntu, you can get Sound Switcher Indicator installed by downloading it from the Ubuntu Snap Store:
For other Linux distributions, if yours provides support for snaps, the installation can be done with:
sudo snap install indicator-sound-switcher
deb package does. You’ll have to start the app manually for the first time. After that the indicator will start automatically after each login.
Debian, Ubuntu, Mint etc.
You can download and install the
.deb binary package manually.
- Download the latest
.debpackage 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
- Install the downloaded package using the Software Center or with the command:
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/downloaded/indicator-sound-switcher_*_all.deb
If you have a pacman wrapper installed, you can use that to install the
For instance, if you are using yay, simply run:
yay -S indicator-sound-switcher
In case you’re not using a helper, refer to this article on how to manually build and install the package. You can download the
PKGBUILD script from the Arch User Repository (see links under “Package Actions”).
In order to install the application from the source tarball:
- Make sure the required dependencies are installed (you can replace
gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1if the former isn’t available in your distro):
sudo apt install python3-gi gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-ayatanaappindicator3-0.1 gir1.2-keybinder-3.0
- 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
- Decompress the archive:
tar xf indicator-sound-switcher-*.tar.gz
sudo python3 setup.py install