Suggestions for improving Budgie

Hi, I do not know English, write through a translator, so I apologize in advance if something is not clear. I would like to offer you a number of improvements that, in my opinion, will make Budgie better:

  1. The background of the login window (when the PC is turned on) is visible only when the background itself is in /usr/share/backgrounds. If the background is in /home/username/Pictures, only the selected background color is displayed. I think that those who do not know this may have problems.
  2. As for me, an important addition is more settings in the volume menu. The problem is that there are a lot more settings in the side menu, and in the sound menu you can only change the volume. Not convenient.
  3. Add more “AppIndicator Applet” settings. I would like to be able to change the distance between the icons, as well as change their size.

I will be glad to receive feedback)

The picture is only visible if the folder containing the picture is accessible via lightdm. The default home folder permissions will prevent that.

I disagree - the panel applets is for the most frequent used things - so in this case, adjusting the volume and muting the sound.

Seems like a reasonable request - pull requests to implement are most welcome - GitHub - UbuntuBudgie/budgie-indicator-applet: Application Indicator Applet for the budgie-desktop

I, and probably many others, have the use case of switching audio devices fairly frequently (headphones, multiple desktop speakers outputs, etc) and it would be really nice if the audio bar applet had the option to select that, the way MacOS and even Win11 do.

As I said - in my personal opinion - it isn’t necessary - that capability is in raven.

However - feel free to raise this upstream where decisions such as this are made & implemented

In my opinion, this means that the audio applet can be completely removed from the system. Why do I need it if all the settings are in the side menu? Or let all the sound settings be in the audio applet, as it should be.
It’s just that I find it rather funny that when the user first starts Budgie, he will see 2 identical sound settings in different applets