0

I am using Xfce desktop on Ubuntu 18.04-based system.

I can easily switch connected audio output devices between them (including bluetooth ones) with a Xfce panel plugin, but when bluetooth speakers are not already connected I use blueberry and blueberry-tray to access and connect bluetooth devices.

I am using various bluetooth speakers with different computers and often the speakers are not connected automatically in Linux. Using blueberry-tray is a bit cumbersome as it involves no less than 3 clicks and two opened windows.

enter image description here

blueberry-tray is a tray icon to start the blueberry GUI, not really a tray tool - one that should provide all needed operations by itself without starting a separate GUI, with multiple windows, etc.

I wonder if there is a tray tool similar to Sound Switcher Indicator or the aforementioned Xfce panel plugin, only not for switching connected devices, but for connecting/disconnecting available (already 'added'--associated) devices, notably bluetooth ones.

I mean something like the panel tool they have on a Mac, where you can click the icon, see all added devices - including non-connected ones -, and press 'connect' without opening any window.

enter image description here

0

New features in Linux Mint 19.2 Xfce.

The Blueberry systray menu now lets you connect or disconnect paired devices with a click of the mouse.

Right-clicking the Bluetooth tray icon:

enter image description here


UPDATE:

Mint 20 Xfce also shows a different icon when a device is connected:

enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.