If it won't be simple, it simply won't be. [source code] by Miki Tebeka, CEO, 353Solutions

Saturday, August 03, 2013

XFCE and Volume Keys

I'm currently playing around with XFCE. I have PulseAudio and wanted the volume keys to work (I'm a keyboard kinda guy. :). Here's a solution:

  • Open Settings -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts
  • Click on "Add"
  • Type pactl set-sink-volume 0 +10% and then OK
  • Hit the "up volume" button on your keyboard
  • Click on "Add" (again)
  • Type pactl set-sink-volume 0 -- -10% and then OK
    • The -- is not a typo
  • Clock on "Add"
Your volume keys sound work now.

Oh, and I find installing they "Greybird" theme [1] (from Ubuntu) makes things much nicer :)


[1] Install with yaourt -S xfce-theme-greybird and then select in Settings -> Appearance
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