Volume add-on should be able to maximize volume

Bug #374306 reported by mlissner on 2009-05-10
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Do Plugins
Wishlist
Simon Olofsson

Bug Description

The summary really says it all. I'd like to be able to summon gnome-do, type max, tab and then have the volume max out.

This would be useful because often I just want it cranked. In a way, this is the opposite of mute volume...

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tags: added: feature-request
Chris S. (cszikszoy) on 2009-05-10
Changed in do-plugins:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Simon Olofsson (simono) wrote :

I published a branch of the VolumeControl plugin, which provides the ability to maximize the volume.
Please test it and report back if it worked.

Changed in do-plugins:
assignee: nobody → Simon Olofsson (simono)
status: Confirmed → In Progress

I'd love to. I'm not sure how to check out a branch and test it though...tips?

Simon Olofsson (simono) wrote :

The easiest way is, if you download the attached file and copy it to the folder:
~/.local/share/gnome-do/plugins-*/addins/Do.VolumeControl*/
Make sure you have the VolumeControl plugin enabled before copying the file and then restart gnome-do. After that you should have a new command called 'Maximize Volume'.

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Simon Olofsson <email address hidden> wrote:

> The easiest way is, if you download the attached file and copy it to the
> folder:
> ~/.local/share/gnome-do/plugins-*/addins/Do.VolumeControl*/
> Make sure you have the VolumeControl plugin enabled before copying the file
> and then restart gnome-do. After that you should have a new command called
> 'Maximize Volume'.
>

Dont do this, this isn't right. Save that .dll to your desktop, then drag
and drop it onto the Do preferences window. If you had the old volume plugin
installed then you will need to restart Do.

--
-- Alex Launi

I just did as Alex says above, and it works like a charm. My one suggestion would be to move the volume up over the course of a second or two, so the jumping is minimized. Otherwise, it seems to work perfectly as far as I can tell.

tags: added: official-plugins volume-control
Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2009-05-17
Changed in do-plugins:
milestone: none → 0.8.2
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Simon Olofsson (simono) wrote :

Alex, thanks for merging.

Michael, I don't know of an easy way to fade the volume up with amixer.

This is probably naive, but why not loop over the code that does the 5% increases until it's maxed? Introduce sleep statements if it happens too fast?

You could do this with a shell script or in C#.
But I would suggest using a more sophisticated way to change the volume
than calling amixer. This way you could enable fading and it would be
nice if the volume change would be shown in Notify OSD.

Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2009-07-09
Changed in do-plugins:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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