Bug 12585

Summary: Feature request: Independent volume control, contollable with mousewheel from tray icon
Product: [Extras] Vagalume Reporter: wilo <wilo108>
Component: GeneralAssignee: Alberto Garcia Gonzalez <agarcia>
Status: NEW QA Contact: general
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: Low    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Debian   

Description wilo (reporter) 2012-03-07 21:01:43 UTC
Hi there,  I've recently discovered Vagalume, and it's really great!  Thanks! 

One thing that would make it even better, is if I could control the volume by
scrolling my mousewheel with the pointer over the tray icon.  I've got used to
the feature with RadioTray (http://radiotray.sourceforge.net/), and I find it
so useful.

Use case: I'm usually using PulseAudio to pipe the sound out to a bluetooth
AD2P sink, and the ability to quickly and easily control the volume of the
music independently without using the cumbersome PA volume control, or getting
up and going across the room to use the hardware controls on my bluetooth
speaker unit, is really valuable to me.

Thanks for considering this, and thanks for vagalume!
Comment 1 Alberto Garcia Gonzalez 2012-03-09 12:36:58 UTC
This is actually a very simple change.

It might take me a couple of days to find the time to do it, but
consider it done.

Comment 2 Alberto Garcia Gonzalez 2012-03-09 17:44:55 UTC
And here it is:


If you want you can compile it and confirm that it works for you,
otherwise just wait until the next release.

Comment 3 wilo (reporter) 2012-03-10 03:25:54 UTC
wow -- great, thanks!

one problem, though.  I cloned, compiled and installed it, and PulseAudio
crashed.  I now can't get PulseAudio to work at all.  It could be a
coincidence, but it happened certainly within an hour of me installing the
dependencies and the new version of Vagalume.

Any guesses about what might be up?  I'll keep digging, and post back here if I
work it out, but in the meantime I'm unable to say if this works or not, just
Comment 4 wilo (reporter) 2012-03-10 04:34:04 UTC
Well, after a frustrating hour trying to work out what was wrong, I just
trashed all the pulseaudio config and reinstalled everything.  It's working
now, and I can confirm the mousewheel volume control works very well, thank

If you're still in the mood, a tooltip showing the current volume level would
be welcome too, but by no means essential!

Thanks very much!
Comment 5 wilo (reporter) 2012-03-10 05:46:46 UTC
argh -- I spoke too soon, sorry.

This doesn't do what I wanted, sorry!  The mousewheel over the tray icon
controls the system volume for the primary sound output.  I.e. -- it does
exactly the same thing that mousewheeling over my regular gnome-alsa-mixer
does.  The whole point for me is that I need to change the volume of Vagalume
independently of the global system volume, and regardless of which sound-output
Vagalume is using.  Right now I'm listening on my bluetooth speaker set, and
mousewheeling over the Vagalume tray icon is controlling the global volume for
my laptop speakers....

Thanks for your prompt attention to this, but it's not quite what I had in
mind!  I'm sorry if I perhaps didn't make my initial feature request clear
enough, but I hope it's clear now!
Comment 6 Alberto Garcia Gonzalez 2012-04-13 14:43:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> This doesn't do what I wanted, sorry!

A quick message to say that I haven't forgotten about this, I just
have had no time to look into it. I'll keep you updated.