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I have the sound popup thingy displayed about every minute, even without changing any volume settings, or clicking/pressing anything. It's happening in xubuntu 13.10 and looks like this

looks like this

How can I fix it?

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Check your keyboard media keys, they are the usual suspects. Also verify what key combination you have to change the volumes, if you have set a more common key. If it's regular check the cron jobs using cron -e and any running script using ps ax | grep $USER

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I'm not even pressing anything - it still appears. Keyboard has no meia keys, crontabs for my user and root are empty. Not sure what to look for among running scripts? Also, can I disable that notification completely? – Fluffy Feb 16 '14 at 19:38
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If anything, I got it fixed by killing xfce-volumed with killall xfce-volumed. Also removing it from autostart is needed:

going to Xfce 4 Settings Manger -> Session and Startup -> Application Autostart and then unchecking XFCE Volume Daemon and Volume Control

Now I don't get that annoying popup.

Btw here's another user having this problem (where I got the idea from):

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1.5 years later, I found my own post and this solution worked for me again, only on xubuntu 14.04 this time. Thanks for posting this reply, past me! – Fluffy Sep 14 '15 at 11:44

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