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#1 2017-11-30 16:27:53

orschiro
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Produce a sound when changing volume?

Coming from Ubuntu I really love the fact that changing the volume actually produces a sound.

Very useful when using headsets so that I know how loud my settings are to not get a loud surprise.

Is this supported by Xfce? :-)

Thank you!

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#2 2017-12-12 23:40:13

alcornoqui
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Re: Produce a sound when changing volume?

I tried to help, so I made a couple searches, but... sorry.

The funny thing is that all the related results were about how to disable the feature!

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Plain Ubuntu, KDE, Cinnamon, there are people out there trying to get rid of it, but you seem a bit lonely missing it.

Again, sorry not being of help, or perhaps you made it work? If so, damn, NOW I want to know how smile

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#3 2017-12-13 02:03:12

sixsixfive
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Re: Produce a sound when changing volume?

shouldnt a sound not play automatically if you have installed the canberra gtk module and the freedesktop sound theme?

also another solution would be to set custom shortcuts in xfce settings

eg:

/bin/sh -c "amixer sset Master 5%+ && ogg123 /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/audio-volume-change.oga"

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#4 2017-12-13 06:15:47

orschiro
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Re: Produce a sound when changing volume?

Thank you! I will try installing the Canberra GTK module and the freedesktop sound theme.

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#5 2017-12-14 00:33:57

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Re: Produce a sound when changing volume?

I don't believe libcanberra will help - it doesn't support volume events. For a list of supported events, see: http://git.0pointer.net/libcanberra.git … dule.c#n42. You may need to resort to something like sixsixfive's second suggestion to get those events to happen, or petition the xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin developer to add them in.


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#6 2017-12-14 04:06:40

sixsixfive
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Re: Produce a sound when changing volume?

ToZ wrote:

I don't believe libcanberra will help - it doesn't support volume events.


oh you are right also in that case i would go either keyboardshortcuts + custom commands (also you could write a script that monitors the current volume and plays a sound if something changes) or you could use volume icon( http://nullwise.com/volumeicon.html ) or pnmixer (https://github.com/nicklan/pnmixer/wiki) they wont play a sound on volume change but they can popup a window(volumeicon) or a libnotify notification if the volume changes.

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#7 2017-12-14 07:36:40

orschiro
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Re: Produce a sound when changing volume?

ToZ wrote:

I don't believe libcanberra will help - it doesn't support volume events. For a list of supported events, see: http://git.0pointer.net/libcanberra.git … dule.c#n42. You may need to resort to something like sixsixfive's second suggestion to get those events to happen, or petition the xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin developer to add them in.

That's a very good idea!

Let's see what the developers have to say: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14087

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