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

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Ubuntu volume control slider moves strangely

I have a really strange problem with the volume control of Ubuntu 14.04. When I move the slider it jumps from side to side and does not follow my mouse pointer. When I remove my mouse pointer from the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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How to make the volume change more gradually?

So I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad R61i laptop and the problem I have is that the actual sound volume doesn't grow linearly with the change of the volume slider position: in the ...
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Does anyone know how I can set the safe-volume for headphone in KDE?

I dont even know if this is the right term "safe-volume"....but I have just changed to KDE and before I used MATE. In MATE when I plugged in my earphones.....the system immediately set the volume to, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Audio doesnt work until I change the volume

I have this weird bug that I think I also had with 13.30, where I a movie or Spotify, it doesnt matter which application, and the audio wouldn't play at all. Of course my first reaction would be to ...
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Prevent light-locker from setting volume to 100%

I'm on 14.04 with XFCE. When I lock the screen it appears to mute the system volume (or perhaps just mute anything from the locked session?). When I log back in the volume is reset to 100%. This ...
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Change keyboard shorcuts? alsamixer

I use "master mono" for my audio. I like using the volume up and volume down buttons on my keyboard but they only change "master" not "master mono". Anyway to change this?
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Is there a per-application volume control indicator?

There was per-application volume control applet for Gnome 2. There is a per-app volume control extension for Gnome-Shell. Is there any indicator applet for Unity like this two?
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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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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 ...
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Map my menu key to fn or achieve similar functionality

I'm using an Lenovo Ideapad y410p and (hoping someone at Lenovo sees this) for some stupid reason, Lenovo decided to put the Fn key on the left side of the keyboard while most of the keys with extra ...
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Keyboard volume hotkey lag

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 i got problems with my Fn+F5, Fn+F6 and Fn+F3 (they are my volume hotkeys.). Sometimes when I press them there is a large lag 10sec to 1min, and some times they ...
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how to prevent output volume popping back to 100%

The output volume in Ubuntu normally can go up to 100% unamplified. It is possible to go beyond this to amplified levels using settings in the interface of gnome-control-center sound. However, when a ...
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Control volume via headphones volume control

Anyone know if it is possible in Ubuntu to control the system volume with the volume control on your headphones? Using bose QC 15 if that makes any difference?
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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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How to make popup volume bar linear instead of pixely box?

I used to have a nice sleek-looking linear popup volume slider bar like this: Now I have a pixelly volume slider box whenever I change the volume on my keyboard: How do I change my pop-up ...
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Can I change the icon showed in notification when I plug in an earphone?

When I plug in earphone, volume notify was showed on desktop, I want the icon change to earphone style icon, so i can sure the earphone is ready(recognized by system). Maybe it is Indicator ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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Is the latency period of Ubunto zero for use of Aud 1 App ? I have hearing problem

Is the latency period of Ubontu zero for use of Aud 1 App ? I have hearing problem. Is there any other app that will assist me in hearing with range of 80 - 100 dB.
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Audio spikes to full power at random

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1LTS and I keep getting these annoying volume spikes at random. I'll be listening to something and the volume will spike to full blast. The only solution I've found is to ...
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Slow volume fade-in when playing audio tracks

I have a system running fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 When a music track starts to play, the volume is gradually increased. It takes about 2 seconds to hear anything and 3 seconds to reach full ...
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Listening to mic over speakers (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a little problem here. I was using an option in Windows called Listen to this device (in audio tab in control panel) and I was able to listen to microphone (in my case that was a bassguitar) ...
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Strange bug with sound slider

I have a strange bug with sound slider in Ubuntu 14.04. This problem was described here too but with no answer and the author was using another desktop - I'm using default Unity. I can confirm that ...
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How to map volume buttons on Apple EarPods

I cannot control volume using Apple EarPods's buttons. Is there any way to do so? My system: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit.
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How to fix sound control problems?

I'm having some issues with sound control. I'm running ububtu 13.10 on HP Pavilion g6. For a while sound worked perfectly, but since skype started barring,I got too lots of sound issues. The ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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Restore default sound levels

I changed my sound levels, but I prefer the stock settings that Ubuntu was installed with. Removing every $HOME folder to delete all possible config files (besides the Downloads, Documents, etc.) has ...
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How can I make Xfce click when changing the volume?

In Unity, when I change the volume, I'll see a notification and hear a click sound to indicate the current volume. In Xfce, there's a notification too, but no click. I want to hear a click too. How ...
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How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive?

How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive? I have a Logitech Media Keyboard 600 which has a wheel for volume control. I find the amount the volume changes between 'clicks' is ...
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Keyboard volume rocker doesn't go up

I just installed ubuntu 16.04 and I notice a small bug... my keyboard volume rocker only works downwards lowering the volume and it doesn't work going upwards upping the volume. I have a Corsair K90 ...
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Ubuntu Touch - On screen volume indicator

When I press the volume up or down buttons on the side of the phone (by the power off button), a sliding bar is displayed on the top of the screen. This shows the volume level and moves with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...