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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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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. –  fiXedd Mar 30 '12 at 19:13
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Cheers,

Dominik

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

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