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Volume Icon aims to be a lightweight volume control that sits in your systray.

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Volume Icon

A lightweight volume control applet with support for global keybindings


  $ ./
  $ ./configure --prefix=/usr
  $ make
  $ sudo make install

Compilation Flags

--enable-oss: By default Volume Icon will be built with ALSA as its
              backend. Note that it is not possible to build with both ALSA
              and OSS support at the moment, so using this flag will
              disable ALSA support.

--enable-notify: Enables notifications, this adds a dependency for libnotify >= 0.5.0.

--with-oss-include-path: Location of soundcard.h, defaults first to the value specified in /etc/oss.conf. If that does not exist it defaults to /usr/lib/oss/include/sys.

--with-default-mixerapp: Set the default mixer application, defaults to alsamixer.

Build Dependencies

To run

, intltool must be installed.

The following packages must be installed for compilation (Debian names given): * libasound2-dev * libglib2.0-dev * libgtk-3-dev * perl (uses

to generate man pages)


In order to keep coding style consistent (barring third-party code) we use the

command-line tool with the settings specified in
. To that end, please make sure to run the
script before submitting pull requests.

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