Suggestion to produce a sound when increasing or lowering the volume

Bug #1735678 reported by Robert Orzanna on 2017-12-01
This bug affects 1 person
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xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Coming from Ubuntu Unity/GNOME I was used to receiving an audio response when increasing or lowering the volume.

This is very useful when you use headsets or earphones to not be surprised of a too high volume.

Could this be implemented with Xubuntu 18.04 as well?

Thank you!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.3.2-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-17.20-generic 4.13.8
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Dec 1 09:48:35 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-29 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64 (20171129)
SourcePackage: xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Robert Orzanna (orschiro) wrote :
Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

If you've got headphones/earphones why would you be surprised by a volume change? Would you not hear it increase or decrease when you did it?

If you didn't have them in your ears - and then started some audio - would it not be your responsibility to ensure it's set to a sensible level.

I rarely use headphones or earphones - nearly always amped up - I always check the volume levels prior to starting audio - if the amp was at '11' people within 500 feet would be knocking on my door ...

Changed in xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Robert Orzanna (orschiro) wrote :

Thanks, Kev,

Let me attempt to clear my case.

Coming from Ubuntu with Unity/GNOME, I got used to audio feedback.

The volume without headphones and headphones is not the same. Once I plug in my headphones, I noticed that it uses a different volume setting

The other day, I was on a Hangouts call. I didn't hear the other person. I wasn't sure if the problem was on his side or if I had broken headphones.

Having audio feedback when changing the volume while on headphones is an easy and simple way to confirm that your audio settings are fine and that your headphones are working.

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