An easier way to change sound output device in the system status popup
This is my first issue on here and the first way at all that I try contributing to GNOME, so bare with me as I stumble my way through this.
My issue is centered around the fact that I need to go into GNOME Settings every time I want to change my sound output. This process is more lengthy than I think it should be. To change source, I need 5 clicks. Comparing this to other operating systems such as Windows and macOS, this is can be accomplished with 2-3 clicks (and there is no need to open a settings app).
I propose a way to change what output device is active the menu close to where you can change the volume. How this is best designed is not my expertise since I'm not yet familiar with designing for GNOME, but I'm happy to discuss.
In discussions on GNOME Design on Matrix there was some confusion on why this is needed at all. Someone said that the active sound source changes automatically. This might be working in the case of a laptop, with internal speakers and an occasional headset plugged in. However this does not solve the issue of desktops.
On my desktop system I have a pair of speakers plugged into the monitor through Displayport audio, as well as a pair of headphones plugged into the front of the computer through aux. In total, Settings is listing 4 different options. However, different from say, a laptop is that none of these are ever plugged in/out or powered off. Yet, I change where audio is coming out multiple times a day, switching form communication on a headset to speakers for music. No auto switching is going to help me. This will always be a manual task.
Now, there are extensions that attempt to solve this issue, however I do not think that an extensions is right a core issue such as this.
Here is relevant art from Windows and macOS: