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PNMixer is system tray sound mixer. Running with the HighContrast theme it looks like this: (or with volume level enabled)
PNMixer currently supports ALSA and Pulse audio. It is written in C, depends only on GTK+, and does not require Gnome.
PNMixer integrates nicely into desktop environments that don't have a panel that supports applets, and therefore can't run a mixer applet. In particular it's been used quite a lot with fbpanel and tint2, but should run fine in any system tray.
PNMixer is a fork of OBMixer with a number of additions. These include:
- Volume adjustment with the scroll wheel
- Select which ALSA device and channel to use (added in version 0.3)
- Detect disconnect from sound system and re-connect if requested (added in version 0.5)
- Bind and use HotKeys for volume control (added in version 0.5)
- Textual display of volume level in popup window
- Continuous volume adjustment when dragging the slider (not just when you let go)
- Use system icon theme for icons and use mute/low/medium/high volume icons
- Draw a volume level onto system tray icon (added in version 0.4)
- Configurable middle click action (default is mute/unmute)
- Preferences for:
- volume text display
- volume text position
- icon theme
- amount to adjust per scroll
- middle click action
- drawing of volume level on tray icon
Latest version is here
This version adds the following (as well as fixing a number of bugs):
- Detect disconnect from sound system and re-connect if requested
- Tabbed preferences for better organization
- Bind and use HotKeys for volume control
- Can be set for volume up/down/mute
- Simple gui for setting hotkeys
The previous version has the following new features/fixes:
- Draw a volume level onto system tray icon
- A French translation
- Selecting which ALSA device and channel to use
- If the volume is changed by another program, PNMixer notices and updates its display
- Volume is now adjusted properly for cards/channels that have fewer than 100 volume increments. In this case each mouse scroll might adjust a bit more or less than the set mouse scroll step.
- Translations are now supported.
- A German translation is included. If you want to contribute a translation, please contact me.
Running in the tray with HighContrast theme:
Running in the tray with HighContrast theme with volume level enabled:
Left clicking the icon brings up the master volume control. A full mixer is launched by clicking 'Volume Control':
The various preferences tabs:
Defining a new HotKey command: