global keyboard shortcuts to control volume (idea)
Various KDE Extensions
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The global shorcuts keys are a very useful way to perform actions which should works independently of the running application.

At this moment kde lacks the possibility to define new global shorcuts, like for example the volume control. In many situations the volume controls are not very fast (click over the kmix icon, click over the volume slider and pull it down until the volume is ok, click away to make the slider disappear).

I wish to assign the keypad +/- keys the volume control. An OSD bar should inform about the volume status.
That's what actually happens with gnome).

jeshuabratman

9 years ago

I actually just wrote something like this today for myself and put it up on kde-look. VVD is a program which allows you to change the volume of an audio channel. When used with conjunction with kde hotkeys in kcontrol I think it could accomplish exactly what you want.

As I said I just wrote this today so it isn't very polished. Right now the OSD is a plain progress bar, but I plan on improving it in the future.

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Visual+Volume+Display+(vvd)?content=73290

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Xiaden

10 years ago

Besides the fact that you can't really see that your volume is going up or down, you cannot program media keys into the global shortcuts menu.

That would be a huge help.

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AndreSomers

11 years ago

...really, you can already do this. No need for new applications, Just right-click on the master sound mixer in your taskbar and choose "configure global shortcuts".

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janet

10 years ago

Wow thanks, AndreSomers, I didn't know that either.

BTW, warrob: the procedure of adjusting the sound isn't that complicated as you described: just put your cursor over the kmix symbol in kicker and turn the mouse wheel - no clicks needed.

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StianM

10 years ago

I still wont get a animation on the screen showing me the volume

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jel

11 years ago

I'm hoping, with KDE4's new audio mixing system, we'll never have to adjust the volume again. If the system knows when I'm watching movies, when I'm listening to music, when I'm playing games, what is an alarm from kontact, and when I'm doing that stuff through speakers or headphones, then I'll be able to just set everything to preferred volumes once, and forget it :)

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smileaf

11 years ago

You already can define global shortcuts via Input Actions
Not to mention the "Global Shortcuts" section in Keyboard Shortcuts
All found in kcontrol

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warrob

11 years ago

Yes, the input action could be an option if it was easy to interact with applications, while the global shortcuts section in kcontrol is configurable only for predefined services.

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softpedia

11 years ago

Hi, the idea is cool to have something visual on the screen when you modify the volume using shortcuts.

But KMix, as anyother KDE application, has global shortcuts. Look at the picture:

http://server4.pictiger.com/img/607728/other/volume-shortcut.png

Maybe this helps you! At least now you can increase or decrease your sound with +/- buttons :)

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warrob

11 years ago

Thank you,
I really missed the kmix global shortcuts features!
It works great. But I agree that a volum bar should appear.

Thanks!

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