Ubuntu: Xubuntu 16.04 - Volume indicator missing


Recently, I've got my Xubuntu to 16.04 and I found indicators in xfce4-panel have a problem.

As shown in the picture below, volume indicator is missing.

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As ugly background color, I don't want to use xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin and xfce4-mixer is unavailable.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?


You can still have xfce4-mixer in Xenial Xerus, though it was removed from official repository for some reasons.

Go to this link of ubuntuupdates.org and download the mixer package's deb file. And then install it with dpkg -i command or gdebi. This worked for me in 16.04 and it doesn't have white background.

Hope this helps.


You might have indicator-plugin missing from the panel.

Right click on the panel and select

Panel -> Panel Preferences -> Items and click on the + button

Search for Indicator Plugin and add it.

I hope that works.


All settings->Sound -> bottom checkbox "Show sound volume in the menu bar"

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