Microphone status indicator

Toolbar helper for Linux Mint's Cinnamon that displays your microphone's on/off status.

Toolbar helper is Dutch for Applet. Cinnamon allows you to create your own applets that usually have an icon in the taskbar, just like the standard toolbar tools for networking, sound, etc.

My first toolbar tool is the Microphone Status Indicator. It indicates whether your (a) microphone is listening.
If you click on the icon, he switches the microphone on/off.

Download the tar.gz file and unzip it into this folder:
The folder name mikestatus@marcelv.net must remain and become a subfolder of the applets folder.

The toolbar utility uses the command amixer which is part of Linux' Alsa utilities. Install this like this:
sudo apt install alsa-utils.

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