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Where is media volume control?

asked 2019-11-30 17:47:05 +0300

Mohjive gravatar image

I feel like I've missed something, but I cannot find the media volume control.

I don't think I've ever needed them this way before, but now I was in bed, with my partner sleeping next to me and there was a youtube video I wanted to play. I didn't have my headset near and I knew I had my media volume set fairly high. I really looked everywhere, before coming here, and as a Sailfish user since beginning I feel stupid asking this question: how do I change volume without media playing?

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Probably I'm stupid, but... have you tried the volume down key?

objectifnul ( 2019-11-30 17:55:49 +0300 )edit

It only affects the ringtone volume unless media is playing or a media app is in focus. Now I wanted to watch youtube in the browser, and that only counts as the former, but I didn't want to start the media to change the volume later, due to the situation I was in.

Mohjive ( 2019-11-30 18:24:54 +0300 )edit

Apparently there is no way to set media volume ahead of time. Probably some command line trick is needed.

addydon ( 2019-11-30 19:02:10 +0300 )edit

@raketti: thank you :)

Then it wasn't me who was stupid, just not up to date with current (lack of) features.

Mohjive ( 2019-11-30 19:54:49 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-12-02 11:40:09 +0300

svistak gravatar image

There is no separate volume control, unfortunately. There used to be a great patch called Extended volume control, that let you do this, but it's not compatible with newer versions of Sailfish, and seems unmaintained. Maybe we should petition @coderus to update it?

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Still working with 3.2.0 on XA2. On my J1 with, having browser open writing this, volume buttons change media volume according to volume bar.

mSorvisto ( 2019-12-03 08:00:41 +0300 )edit

For me sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Mostly - only one volume modifier can be changed not the other one.

pemek ( 2019-12-03 15:25:07 +0300 )edit

@mSorvisto but you need to activate patchmanager's developer mode to get it working, right? I would very much prefer not to have to activate developer mode as to not accidentally enable a patch that could break my system.

svistak ( 2019-12-10 10:53:53 +0300 )edit

@svistak Yes, developer mode is needed. I understand your point and choise is yours. I just wanted to say it's still compatible. Only version info is't up-to-date.

mSorvisto ( 2019-12-10 14:18:52 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2019-11-30 17:47:05 +0300

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