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

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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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Chrome browser volume on facebook video

When viewing videos on FB in Chrome volume always defaults to max upon starting video. Lower it and setting goes back to max on next video??
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I display volume or brightness popup using command?

When you adjust your brightness or volume in ubuntu, you would see a popup notification in the top right corner of the screen to notify you the level of brightness or volume. Just as follows: I can ...
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Volume settings of Ubuntu on VMWare

My Ubuntu OS on VMWare volume settings are pretty low compared to my Windows 8.1 volume settings. Even if I put my volume to full it still does not reach the expected volume. What is the reason? Is ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 volume panel item always shows “muted”

When I use the Fn keys for volume (up, down, mute), I get a nice notification of the current volume, and everything works. However, the panel item for volume, between battery and network, always ...
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Expand mouse-wheel volume control to whole panel

There is one application I missed back from Windows and it is Volumouse. Simple yet effective app which enables you to control volume from the whole taskbar (panel) not just from indicator icon. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Volume up down mute stopped working

I'm using a Lenovo SL500 for several years now and suddenly the Volume keys stopped working. It could be that a kernel updated caused it - I don't know. However when I go to the keyboard settings -> ...
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Problem with sound volume with xfce on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I find that when I mute or set the volume to zero using the mixer control in the top xfce4-panel, I cannot raise the volume again. It remains silent until I sign out and sign back in again using the ...
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more audio problems in 15.04

recent update has brought a plethora of audio problems. PC 15.04 x64, DESKTOP_SESSION=ubuntustudio -keyboard volume controls don't work anymore (known issue, IIRC) -Panel volume control on the ...
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Change the value of 100% volume?

In the sound settings, the 100% value of my speakers volume seems a bit lower than it could be (in fact, on Windows it is higher) and I can go higher without affecting sound quality (actually making ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 application audio status bar widget

I am looking for a widget that would reside in the status bar of my Ubuntu 15.04 install. There is currently the standard volume control which controls the master volume. What I am looking for is a ...