Can I control the System volume with a keyboard shortcut that works everywhere?

I hate having to change the way I turn up/down the volume. I'd like to always do that from keyboard. Is that possible? (I mean something quick such as Key up / key down)

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Sure you can.

Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Sound and Media

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Now you can do what I did and choose Ctrl+UP for volume up and Ctrl+Down for volume down, or you can choose any other shortcut that suits you best.

  • I did it with Ctrl-Up/Ctrl-Down (Ctrl-M for Mute). It works perfect. Thank you. Just bothers me the small sound when pressing those keys. Can I get rid of it? Jun 3, 2017 at 23:23
  • @ShirleyTemple I don't know about that. I like the sound :)) But this guy has the same problem. check it out. Jun 3, 2017 at 23:34

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