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Whenever I adjust the volume there's a popping sound to indicate when the volume is changing. I find it really annoying.

Is there any way to change/disable this behaviour?

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up vote 38 down vote accepted

You would have to turn the Notification sounds to off, or delete the specific sound that is played (but this would affect other event sounds and is not advised).

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This has the negative side effect of making Skype alerts not work as well. – Jeremy Logan Mar 30 '12 at 19:13

The following command appears to work:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds false
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does not work on ubuntu 12.04 – Scott Stensland Feb 3 '13 at 5:48

The only way I know to do that is using your mouse. You can go to the sound indicator in the upper right corner, click on it and adjust the volume in the slide bar or click on 'mute'.

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'I would like to adjust the volume on my system without producing those "pops".' I offered a way to do this, not the best, I know, but works if she has to adjust volume silently. – leousa Jun 18 '12 at 11:13

Go to your Sound Settings (the Volume Icon in the top right corner and click on it, and then click on the Sound Settings option at the bottom of the list.)

From there click on the Sound Effects tab. There will be a sliding bar labeled Alert Volume. Either slide it all the way to the left or just check the Mute box beside the bar. That should do it.

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She mentioned the old thread where they give a similar solution..she doesn't want the other alerts to be affected.. – vellvisher Jun 18 '12 at 4:45

Another way is to just keep the cursor on top of the volume icon and scroll to change volume.

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I've found a solution which is actually more like a workaround:

In the "Keyboard" system settings, you have to change the keybindings of volume up, down and mute and add the "Alt" key to the existing, i.e. "Alt+Volume up" and so on.



I got the hint from the source file "shortcuts-list.h".

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Go to Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and type in the following commands:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds false
pulseaudio -k
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Can you explain what it does; as similar answer above doesn't make the difference. – Huge Aug 14 '15 at 11:37

The dconf-editor settings did not help on my system, so I actually replaced the "pop" audio sound file with a silent one, and then rebooted:

# mv /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/audio-volume-change.oga /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/audio-volume-change.oga.backup
# cp silent.ogg /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/audio-volume-change.oga
# reboot now

You can create a silent Ogg Vorbis file in Audacity pretty easily.

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Using Gnome-shell DE with extension volume mixer has solved problem for me. But I had to enable boost volume option in extension config

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