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This question was one of mine, which didn’t receive any attention, sadly!
I am using crunchbangplusplus (
cbpp) Linux, a Debian-based lightweight distro which uses
xfce4-notifyd to provide desktop notifications. One such notification is the humble volume indicator:
The indicator pops up in response to changes in volume and muting/unmuting. This is grand, but when I have
vlc running, the volume indicator pops up every 30-45 seconds, which is rather distracting.
Some searching lead me to a crunchbang forum thread about disabling the volume indicator; but I don’t fancy losing all notifications just to rid myself of this turbulent volume display.
It did however bring me to
but unfortunately it doesn’t have an option to configure individual notifications. I also checked the volume mixer (
but nothing of help there.
Interestingly, I have observed that when the volume shows, it jumps from one volume (
vlc‘s?) to another (system volume?). It also doesn’t happen if both
vlc and system volume match at
100%. Since under Linux
vlc can set the system volume, I am wondering if there’s a conflict here.
Volume notification appears every ~30s when
vlc is running- why, and how can I stop that?
1 A long gif for the patient: