informative Sound

by mikerofone

UUID: sound@mikerofone
Score: 11
Last edited: 1 month ago
Last commit: 5c395880e5c7b601e3026d48527950d8cbe773f6



Fork of the 'Cinnamon sound applet' which provides more information while requiring less interaction

16 Comments

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4 years ago
i don't know if it's possible, but I would really like to see a volume applet that allows switching the output device on a per-stream basis. I currently do it using `pavucontrol` (i.e. music/radio from the external bluetooth speakers, system sounds, games etc. through the built-in speakers), but its a bit of a pain in the arse. It would be great if an applet could give access to this functionality.
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4 years ago
Great app! Do you think adding support for the Last.fm app would be hard? Because that would be perfect. Thanks.
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4 years ago
@mikerofone I just noticed the volume label changes on mousewheel scroll. Very slick. I would like to add mouse wheel scrolling to my brightness applet. I am using a symbolic icon for the app. Is there any easy way to connect the scrolled event to it without making a custom icon?
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4 years ago
Hey clem, thanks for checking the applet and for merging some features (please, go ahead!) into the default one. I found out how extending the right-click menu worked, and one could also add middle-click functionality to single applets by simply overwriting the click-handling function "inherited" from the Applet class. I am happy to be able to avoid this ugly hack and instead have a designated function for this in the API ;)
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4 years ago
Nice applet. I added Audacious music player to the applet since it supports it.
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4 years ago
Nice! I hope you won't mind, some of these are nice and we'll include them in the default applet. There was a discussion about the 150% sound volume and I think you're right, 100% seems to work better for everybody.

About the right-click option, check the default menu applet, you can add items to the right-click menu of the applet easily.

About the midde-click, we'll add that in the Applet API.
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4 years ago
the middle and right click options would require a change in the applet API, unfortunately. But I am working on a mute switch in the right click menu, which I guess comes closest to the requested feature. I would really love to have middle/right click options, like one had in the old Gnome2 applets.
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4 years ago
perhaps it could be possible to mute/unmute with a middle click? or right click
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4 years ago
One suggestion. It would be nice if you could mute the sound and restore the sound from mute without having to drag the sound volume to zero and back.
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4 years ago
Added to Cinnamon Extras PPA:<br />
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bimsebasse/cinnamonextras<br />
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-applet-informativesound<br />
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4 years ago
Thank u !!! That's what i need ! No more overloaded speakers with 100% and more, much more smooth controlling now :) That should be default ! Thx once more MIKEROFONE - 5 stars
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4 years ago
Very reasonable - I never listen to music on my PC and so haven't noticed distortion. Certainly improvements to the default sound applet with informative tooltips
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4 years ago
billynick, I'm glad you like it. I rather created a new applet because I could imagine a lot of people would have their reasons to have it the old way. ;)

bimsebasse, the motivation for a maximum of 100% is that higher levels may lead to distortion. You can still set the volume to higher levels when click the icon, go to "Sound settings..." and use this slider given there. I agree, this can be helpful especially if you have some music files that are a little silent, but I usually set the volume just using the mousewheel and if I crank it up to max, I don't want it to distort.
If you want the feature back: In line 666, change the "1.0" to "1.5", like it was before, press ALT+F2, enter "r" and press Enter. Then you have to old behaviour back.
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4 years ago
Perhaps add support for other players, such as Pithos pandora player? I currently have done this with my music player.
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4 years ago
Just curious, what was the motivation for preventing volume level > 100%? It's a bit counterintuitive but I'd certainly miss not being able to turn my volume all the way up in this modified applet.
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4 years ago
awesome
you have fixed all the things that annoyed me in the original version. this should be default in cinnamon