Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Sound Switcher Indicator is an applet that enables the users to easily change the audio input and output, via the Ubuntu panel. Without needing to access the system settings, the users can switch from the HDMI audio speakers, for example, to the headphones.
The latest version available is Sound Switcher Indicator 1.2.2, coming with a few bug-fixes only. It is compatible with the following desktop environments: XFCE, LXDE, Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon and Mate, due to the fact that it is available in both GTK+2 and GTK+3, having identical functionality.
In this article I will show you how to install Sound Switcher Indicator 1.2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other systems using desktop environments created in GTK+3/GTK+2.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Sound Switcher Indicator 1.2.2 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Peppermint, Linux Lite and LXLE systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the Sound Switcher Indicator package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yktooo/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install indicator-sound-switcher
Optional, to remove indicator-sound-switcher, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove indicator-sound-switcher