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Can I expand my volume for more precise changing?

Ubuntu @ April 23, 2010   Views:0

I want to edit my volume meter so that way i can change my volume but be more precise about it. I mean if i slightly slide my finger a little bit it goes from to mute to all the way up. (I have a touchpad buttons)


Since you did not say what version of ubuntu, I'll assume it's Karmic.
The sensitivity of the volume control is set by the volume_step key in the gconf database. It's value can be from 1 to 100. The lower the number, the least sensitive the setting. To check the present setting, enter the following command in a terminal window:


gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/volume_step

To change the setting, enter (replace value with a number from 1 to 100):


gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/volume_step value

If you are more comfortable with a GUI, open the gconf configuration editor:



On the left pane, double click on apps and then on gnome_setting_daemon. On the right pane, double-click on volume_step and enter the new setting in the Edit Key dialog.

Hope this helps.

FYI: It defaults at 6 (for what ever stupid reason).

You might consider creating a keyboard shortcut for the master volume.

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