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I'm on a laptop and I have a touch sensitive volume control slider thing which works in Ubuntu but is way too sensitive, a tiny little stroke and its either at full volume or nothing. Is there a way of changing its sensitivity?

I'm on an hp6715b laptop if that makes any difference.

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This answer for How can I make the volume change in smaller increments? answers it, and I've used it to good effect on my HP 6710b.

  1. Run gconf-editor (Applications > System Tools > Configuration editor in Ubuntu 10.10)
  2. Navigate to /apps/gnome_settings_daemon
  3. Change the volume_step value. Mine was originally 6, 2 works better for me.
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Brilliant. Works a treat. I've been wanting to sort that for ages. – Slipstream Apr 30 '11 at 14:04
Unfortunately, this doesn't do anything in Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity any more. (Not sure about Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity as I gave up on Unity after a couple of days' trial.) – Chris Morgan Oct 15 '11 at 3:11
Yep I can confirm that. – Slipstream Oct 15 '11 at 15:59

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