Ubuntu: How to include microphone adjustment in sound menu


When I use skype I have 2 scrollbars for the sound:

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How can I keep those 2 scrollbars all the time, and not only when I have skype conversations? When I don't talk with skype, only speaker scrollbar is visible.


Here's an output of sudo updatedb; locate -r indicator-sound-service$:

/home/dusan/.local/share/Trash/files/build/src/indicator-sound-service  /home/dusan/.local/share/Trash/files/indicator-sound-12.10.2+14.04.20140401/build/src/indicator-sound-service  /home/dusan/.local/share/Trash/files/indicator-sound-  /home/dusan/.local/share/Trash/files/src/indicator-sound-service  /home/dusan/.local/share/Trash/files/src.2/indicator-sound-service  /home/dusan/.local/share/Trash/files/src.3/indicator-sound-service  /home/dusan/.local/share/Trash/files/src.4/indicator-sound-service  /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service  /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service  



  1. Download build dependencies and source

    sudo apt-get build-dep indicator-sound  apt-get source indicator-sound  
  2. Change src/volume-control.vala

    Modify default from false to true:

    /** true when a microphone is active **/  public bool active_mic { get; private set; default = true; }  

    Comment line that sets hiding variable using //:

                case Context.SubscriptionEventType.REMOVE:                  //this.active_mic = false;                  break;  
  3. Build and install

    cd indicator-sound-12.10.2+14.04.20140313/  mkdir build  cd build/  cmake ..  make  sudo make install  
  4. Kill running indicator-sound-service or Logout/login

    pkill -f indicator-sound-service  

show mic always in sound indicator popup


For some reasons, you may want to skip sudo make install or didn't work, then just replace the executable:

sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service  sudo cp src/indicator-sound-service /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service  pkill -f indicator-sound-service  

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