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    Default Audio Volume Step remains fixed at odd value

    I'm using KDE and I have the maximum volume set to 100%.

    I would then expect the following:


    • if volume step = 10% then steps will be "10"
    • if volume step = 5% then steps will be "5"


    but it doesn't matter what I choose because the volume step is "7". And I have no idea where that comes from. And before you ask whether it comes from a previous install? I had openSUSE 42.3 installed before (with a clean profile) and the volume step was then fixed to "6" regardless of what I did. I could live with "6" but "7" is annoying.

    Another thread mentioned the possibility of a round-off error---which I could accept with the "6" scenario but not with the current "7".

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Audio Volume Step remains fixed at odd value

    You have not indicated where you are seeing this.

    If I hover my mouse of the speaker in the tray, then use the mouse wheel, I see 5% steps.
    If I hover over the Amarok tray icon, I see 4% steps.
    If I open an Amarok window, I see 3% steps.
    And then there's PAVU control, which I didn't experiment with.

    In any case, I can right-click on the speaker in the tray, and then click on "Audio Volume Settings". That opens a window, and there is a setting there for the step. I changed it 10% just test, and that seems to work at least with using that tray speaker icon. It probably doesn't affect what I do with the Amarok icon, but I did not test that.
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    Default Re: Audio Volume Step remains fixed at odd value

    Sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    You have not indicated where you are seeing this.

    If I hover my mouse of the speaker in the tray, then use the mouse wheel, I see 5% steps.
    If I hover over the Amarok tray icon, I see 4% steps.
    If I open an Amarok window, I see 3% steps.
    And then there's PAVU control, which I didn't experiment with.

    In any case, I can right-click on the speaker in the tray, and then click on "Audio Volume Settings". That opens a window, and there is a setting there for the step. I changed it 10% just test, and that seems to work at least with using that tray speaker icon. It probably doesn't affect what I do with the Amarok icon, but I did not test that.
    I got used to (1) left-clicking the speaker in the system tray; (2) hovering the mouse over the slider you see in the device tab; and (3) then use the mouse wheel to change the volume. This consistently gives me incremental changes of 7.

    But if I do as you say --- hover of the speaker icon in the system tray and use the mouse wheel --- it does work as expected! It's weird that my method yields a different result.

    So...I now have a faster and correctly working method to changing the volume. Therefore it's solved?

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    Default Re: Audio Volume Step remains fixed at odd value

    Quote Originally Posted by ae_lex View Post
    So...I now have a faster and correctly working method to changing the volume. Therefore it's solved?
    If you like the way that it works, I'll count that as solved.
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    Default Re: Audio Volume Step remains fixed at odd value

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    If you like the way that it works, I'll count that as solved.
    Should I file a bug report about this difference?

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    Default Re: Audio Volume Step remains fixed at odd value

    Quote Originally Posted by ae_lex View Post
    Should I file a bug report about this difference?
    I don't see much point in that.

    The step size, as you had been using it, possibly depends in part on the desktop theme.
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