Questions related to adjusting and controlling the volume level of a computer system.

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New 16.04 installation Volume control randomly pops up often [on hold]

New 16.04 installation - Not an upgrade. Volume control randomly pops up often. Anyone else have this happen?
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Volume control slider pops up at random 16.04 clean install

Volume control slider pops up at random several times a minute on the active desktop. Anyone seen this before or have a fix for it?
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Mousewheel causes drastic volume change

I may have discovered some kind of bug in the latest update for 14.04LTS. When I adjust the volume with the mouse wheel, the volume continues to rise or fall even if I only move it one click. My ...
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When I press a volume up/down key, what shell command does it send?

I want to make a keyboard shortcut that changes the volume with exactly the same behaviour as pressing one of the default volume keys (up, down, mute), including the OSD notification and the "pop" ...
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Volume keys not working

on a random basis, volume keys do not work, mute, up and down. I must relog in order to make them work again. Ubuntu 15.04. What is the issue ?
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Audio almost silent on one user account but OK on another

In some user accounts, audio is OK. In others, it silent, or else barely audible if you put your ear to the laptop case. Here is what the volume control looks like in the OK accounts. In the ...
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How to get xfce4-volumed to work in Lubuntu?

I want to use xfce4-volumed in Lubuntu, because I like the volume notification popup that it gives when changing the volume in Xubuntu. Lubuntu still lacks this feature. Simply installing ...
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The volume slider graphic sometimes shows up, sometimes doesn't

That volume slider graphic thing kind of disappeared. I'm not talking about the volume icon in the system tray, but the one that quickly flashes in and out when you press the volume control keys on ...
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Is there a way to boost volume on your machine from the standard volume?

Hey everyone I am running Xubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering other than VLC media player is there a way to increase volume for Youtube, and system/games? Advice?
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How to change audio volume by scrolling in the whole area of the top bar

How to change the audio volume by scrolling in the whole area of the top bar? Now it's possible only by scrolling on the audio icon in that top bar. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Thanks a lot.
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Lubuntu - I can't get any sound, help!

My brother recently updated my netbook to Lubuntu and I can't get any sound when it worked perfectly before. I've read other forums and still haven't managed to fix it, I'm not great with computers ...
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lxpanel volume control not visible plus no sound

I installed Lubuntu on my laptop, and it is working extremely well. However, I cannot figure out how to add applets to the panel. In particular, I cannot add volume control, so I cannot figure out how ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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Missing volume app from notification area in Xubuntu 12.10 panel!

The volume control icon is missing from the panel. The n/w and battery icons are shown. When I try to edit the Notification Area from the Panel preferences I see the volume is not available as a known ...
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How do I increase the maximum capacity of the volume slider?

I can increase the volume past the 100% limit with the terminal command pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 X% #X = Desired volume percentage What I want to be able to do is not have to run this ...
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Add custom application media controls in unity panel volume control

I wrote a small bash application that allows me to control the music streamed from my phone to my PC via bluetooth, and I would like to know how to add a Rhythmbox like widget in Unity panel's volume ...
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Using headset controls like a smart phone

I have a generic pair of smartphone earphones that have the button (along with a microphone) and I would like to use the button as a pause/play key in Ubuntu, like I would on an Android phones music ...
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Detached process dies with terminal [duplicate]

I wrote a script to get around a problem with the volume indicator on my ubuntu mate 15.10 system (pulse audio sometimes doesn't start, not a clue why, but it will start after a try or two). I have a ...
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Will “Allow louder than 100%” damage my laptop's speakers?

It seems to me that volume on Ubuntu is somewhat lower than volume on Windows. I've encountered with this thread. Now, I want to understand if this option might cause damage to the laptop's speakers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Lag / Skipping when changing volume

Whenever the computer has been under moderate to heavy load, often using Chrome with many tabs and using Youtube, the sound will lag/skip for about 5 seconds whenever I change the volume. The video ...
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Lubuntu pulse audio volume control for short time applications

I have an usb headset and I want to use it for Telegram voice messages. I tried to set the input device for Telegram in pulse audio volume control. The problem is, that I only can see applications in ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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Xfce Volume adjusting sound applet for 12.04

Recently I upgraded the Mythbuntu 10.10 to 12.04 which uses Xfce, and realised there is no one click volume adjusting sound applet with a slider, like in 10.10. Is there something else to do this? Or ...
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Laptop Volume media keys stay pressed [duplicate]

This is a problem I've had before on an old HP laptop. Now I have a Lenovo Z470. These are the keys I mean: They seem to be capacitive buttons. When I press volume down for example, the volume goes ...
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“Master” volume control not controlling output volume level

I just updated to weazel/15.10 and have noticed some strange behavior with my volume control (master, in the notification tray/bar). While it lists controls for various sound emitting programs when I ...
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No volume control after joining PulseAudio with Jack

I have installed and configured jackd server following the Fedora's Integrating PulseAudio with JACK tutorial. The integration was successful. But now I'm not able to controll PulseAudio's volume ...
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Hangouts Adjusts Volume

Is there any way to stop an app from adjusting the volume of the mic? Hangouts is constantly adjusting the mic input gain, sometimes up to 100%, making the background noise quite noticeable. I have ...
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Fn sound keys not working on Lenovo G50-45 Lubuntu 15.10

I just installed Willy Werewolf release of Lubuntu and the Fn Volume+ and Volume- and Mute keys are not working. On Elementary os they worked without pressing the Fn button. Brightness keys work ...
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Is there some plugin for gnome-screensaver to control Banshee or another media player from the lock screen?

Is there some way to control a media player and the system volume from the lock screen (e.g. after waking from sleep)?
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Volume Control Icon Not Affecting Volume But “Pulseaudio Volume Control” App Does

In the below screenshot, the upper right speaker icon is not functioning as a volume control but the "Volume Control" application window works. Keyboard shortcuts for volume control are routed to the ...
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volume and brightness notifications not working but notify-send do

There is no notification while changing volume and brightness.Volume indicator applet is working fine. notify-send is also working. I think this happened after installing Theme Configuration app(to ...
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Fn-keys stopped working on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge

I'm running 12.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge. I'm having these possibly related issues with things that worked perfectly when I installed Ubuntu: Most of the Fn-keys worked seamlessly after I freshly ...
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Volume adjusting indicating popup doesn't show when increasing volume by arrow key

Volume got adjusted as expected but indicating popup doesn't show during adjusting. I think something has been uninstalled unexpectedly, how to install it back?
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Volume control keyboard shortcuts not working in 14.04?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio CS series laptop. Normally, the volume is controlled by pressing Funcion+F2, F3, and F4 for mute, volume down, and volume up respectively. I accidentally reassigned ...
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How to turn off/on volume in crontab?

How to turn off/on volume in crontab? I added the following in crontab in vain: # Turn off/on volume at night/morning 00 0 * * * /usr/bin/amixer -D pulse sset Master 0% 00 8 * * * /usr/bin/amixer -D ...
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Using Amixer to control volume

I'm running 14.04, and I was told I could use amixer to control volume via the command line. For example, to mute sound you would use amixer set Master mute The output for me is amixer: Unable to ...
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Too much music volume difference

I've a problem that some applications have quite a low volume, but others are too high. For example Videos has a low volume (although on max), but the browser and Transmission are way too loud. How ...
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volume slider on icon not moving

Am running lubuntu 14.04, Trusty Tahr, non installed version, and I can't move the volume slider in volume icon from bottom, so no sound. Alsamixer seems to show all volumes at MM however much I ...
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Sylvanie DVD/Tablet combo Ubuntu Kernel 3.0.36+

I have a Sylvania Tablet with integrated portable DVD player. The volume when playing a DVD is very low and can't be heard if there's any background noise in the room. Any ideas on how I can change ...
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Shortcuts volume specific output

Ubuntu 15.04. I have multiple audio outputs, all correctly recognised and shown by Pulseaudio. Through pavucontrol GUI I can individually change the volumes of all the outputs. The volume shortcuts ...
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Is there a better (permanent) per-app volume management than volume indicator/Pulse audio volume control?

Because they both work but kind of cumbersome to access and it seems that if the application stops playing audio the volume would reset itself. That's very annoying when you want to lower the volume ...
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How to make volume levels universal

I have noticed that my volume level is device-specific. For instance, I have 100% volume before plugging-in my headphones. After plugging my headphones in, if I change the volume down to 40%, the ...
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Set default pulseaudio volume

When I reboot, the volume on the PulseAudio sinks is set to 100%. I know how to change the volume using pactl set-sink-volume, but that is only set temporarily. I could write a script that is run at ...
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How do I set a custom keyboard shortcut to control volume?

I would like to be able to set three custom keyboard shortcuts to be able to decrease, increase and mute the volume in Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). On my old Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) system I made CTRL + [, CTRL ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working [duplicate]

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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How can I control the volume of the speakers individually?

I've got an audio system 5.1, and I've just setted it up on Settings - Audio - Mode. But when I make the test sound I can barely hear the frontal speakers and the Subwoofer test audio is played in the ...
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To expand partition volume of root

I just installed on the whole disk of 1TB, the Ubuntu 14.04. However, the disk volume is being said that it is almost gone for root when installing all LaTeX and development packages to my system. ...
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set volume with usb headset

I have a usb headset. It works great but I can't change the volume using the normal volume control (in the system tray). I have found a way to change its volume through pulseaudio volume control: I ...