On Ubuntu 18.10, on my laptop (Lenovo W530), there are 2 ways to easily change the volume:

  • + / - buttons on the keyboard:
    volume change GIF
  • Scroll wheel Up/Down on the speaker icon with the mouse:
    volume change GIF

Using the + / - buttons has 17 steps from min to max.

Using the scroll wheel has 50 steps from min to max and I find it too low.

My question is: how do we change either step size?

This may look like a duplicate of how-can-i-make-the-volume-change-in-smaller-increments but it's not: this question is about Ubuntu 18.10 running Gnome Shell, not Unity.

  • wow! good question! never heard of that paramater so far as i can recall. I wonder is this is somthing we can set via gsettings
    – tatsu
    Mar 22, 2019 at 8:33
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    it seems gsettings list-recursively | grep audio was not it, gsettings list-recursively | grep sound either, gsettings list-recursively | grep volume gives us a couple interesting entries, though : org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys volume-up 'XF86AudioRaiseVolume' org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys volume-down 'XF86AudioLowerVolume' configuring XF86AudioRaiseVolume might be possible. However i think it's very lickely that "sound scrolling" is dirrectly handled by mouse scroll speed. heve you tried this : askubuntu.com/a/259628/307184 to confirm it?
    – tatsu
    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:17
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    I have voted to reopen this question, but note that the target question is not specific to any Ubuntu version or desktop environment. It has answers for various Ubuntu version and DE's. This one is about GNOME: askubuntu.com/a/1003077/480481
    – pomsky
    Mar 27, 2019 at 23:01


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