As stated in title. I'd like to use a key combination or a macro key to open/close the sound icon in wingpanel, rather than clicking it each time. It seems like it should be trivial, but I can't find any examples of someone else doing it online.


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You can create a custom shortcut in settings under keyboard. You can use 'wingpanel --open-indicator={indicator}' to open a specific indicator. For sound it would be 'wingpanel --open-indicator=sound'

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    Thanks so much! I knew there must be some way to do it in bash but didn't know where to start. In case anyone else is looking for this for the same reasons I was, I ended up using wingpanel --toggle-indicator={indicator} so I could open/close without a mouse.
    – Shawn
    Jan 16, 2020 at 23:53

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