I'm on a laptop and I have a touch sensitive volume control slider thing which works in Ubuntu but is way too sensitive, a tiny little stroke and its either at full volume or nothing. Is there a way of changing its sensitivity?

I'm on an hp6715b laptop if that makes any difference.

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This answer for How can I make the volume change in smaller increments? answers it, and I've used it to good effect on my HP 6710b.

  1. Run gconf-editor (Applications > System Tools > Configuration editor in Ubuntu 10.10)
  2. Navigate to /apps/gnome_settings_daemon
  3. Change the volume_step value. Mine was originally 6, 2 works better for me.

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