Sound 150%

UUID: sound150@claudiux
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Last commit: [4e76391b] sound150@claudiux: add sv.po (#2091)

An applet, based on the Cinnamon one, to control sound (up to 150% of nominal volume) and music

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Sound 150%

Summary

This sound150@claudiux applet is an improvement of the sound@cinnamon.org applet.

An option allows you to control the volume up to 150% of its nominal value.

The icon and the slider are coloured according to the volume when it is greater than 100%.

A mark on sliders signals the '100%' position of volume.

From 0 to 100%: standard icons.

sound_150_079 sound_150_100

From 101 to 115%: yellow icon.

sound_150_115

From 116 to 130%: orange icon.

sound_150_130

From 131 to 150%: red icon.

sound_150_150

Note that the icons are those of the system.

An option in settings allows you to don't display colors.

Usage

  • In the settings (accessed by right-clicking on the icon), the Maximum volume control option sets the percentage of nominal volume you want to limit the maximum volume. Possible values are between 30% and 150%.

sound_150-settings

Use with caution. Above 120%, saturation can make the sound very unpleasant, even agressive.

In a meeting room or classroom, it is often useful to be able to increase the volume beyond 100%.

On the computer of a child, reduce the maximum volume possible to take care of his hearing... and yours!

  • You can also choose the value of incrementation/decrementation (+/-) of the volume (in % of nominal volume).

  • If you don't want colors, an option allows you to keep the standard color.

Cinnamon versions

Tested successfully on Cinnamon v2.8 to v3.6 (Linux Mint 17.3 to 18.3).

Seems to be ready for Cinnamon 3.8 (LinuxMint 19). Thanks to @jaszhix !

Does not work on Cinnamon prior to v2.8 (Linux Mint 17 to 17.2).

Themes

Tested on themes :

  • Cinnamon
  • Carta
  • CBlack
  • Graphite-Zero
  • Linux Mint
  • Mint-X (all themes)
  • Mint-Y and Mint-Y-Dark
  • Modern-Mint-2017
  • New-Minty
  • Numix-Cinnamon and Numix-Cinnamon-Transparent
  • Spider-Void
  • Void
  • Zukitwo-Cinnamon

Translations

The Sound 150% applet is designed to allow translations of some messages (initially in English). A .pot template file is available, you can use it with software such as poedit to translate these messages.

The installation of the available languages is done automatically.

Languages already available: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian (thanks to @sem5959!) and Danish (thanks to @Alan01!).

Any new translation is welcome.

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claudiux
claudiux-6 months ago
Version 1.5.0 is here. New feature: Connect / Disconnect VPN with a single middle-click on the icon of this applet. Fixes a bug in Cinnamon 3.6: the correct script file permissions are set when starting this applet.
claudiux
claudiux-6 months ago
Sorry, the "New feature" above doesn't concern this applet.
claudiux
claudiux-7 months ago
The 1.4.2 version of the Sound 150% applet is here.
claudiux
claudiux-7 months ago
sound150@claudiux v1.4.1 is here. The magnetic property of the 100% mark becomes optionnal. New translation: Danish. Many thanks to @Allan01!
Dannation
Dannation-8 months ago
Holy crap, I just realized there's an "Issues" button at the top of this page *facepalm*, I will move this to GitHub, sorry for the clutter!
Dannation
Dannation-8 months ago
Started having some odd behavior with my audio recently, and narrowed it down to this applet, which I love btw! While using the native linux Spotify app, when I would adjust the in app volume (scrolling on up on the volume control within the app), everything would be normal until I would make the final adjustment to max out the volume within the app. At that point, my global volume level would be instantly changed to 100%, regardless of what it was set to before (rip ears lol). I was removing various applets and what not trying to find the culprit, and I found that after removing the sound150 applet the behavior stopped. Since I love the applet and didn't want to give it up, I dug deeper, and ended up reading the change log which mentioned 100% volume being magnetic now. I found the relevant lines in sound150@claudiux/3.4/applet.js (lines 284-288) and commented them out, this has now fixed the issue for me. Sorry for the long comment, lol, this should probably have gone on GitHub, but I couldn't find the appropriate place to leave a bug report. Looking at the if statement I commented out, my assumption would be that one of the variables mentioned in there is somehow being referenced from Spotify rather than the applet. I'm sorry I can't be of more help, I'm sadly not a JavaScript guy, but hopefully this helps on some level. I really love this applet, and thank you good sir for the excellent work, I'm now forever addicted to having only 2% volume steps rather than 5% ones. :) Also, I'm running LInux Mint 18.3, Cinnamon 3.6.7, kernel 4.16 Thanks!
claudiux
claudiux-8 months ago
Hi @Dannation. Did you try to set the volume step at 1%? Normally, this cancels the magnetic effect, and allows you to fine-tune the sound volume. But I will make an option to cancel magnetic effect; it will be more elegant. Thank you for this report. Keep enjoying sound150 !
claudiux
claudiux-8 months ago
The version 1.4.0 of this applet is here.
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
The sound150 applet v1.3.4 is here. You can contribute, coding or translating, on https://github.com/claudiux/sound150#how-to-contribute. Thank you for your next contributions !
ahmed-elsayed2017
ahmed-elsayed2017-10 months ago
doesn't work with Linux Mint 17.3. Please, Fix it.
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
It's done ! You can update to v1.3.3 which is now available and compatible with Cinnamon 2.8 (Linux Mint 17.3).
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
The next version (1.3.3) of this sound150@claudiux applet will be compatible with Linux Mint 17.3. If you want to test it before its disponibility in the repository, these commands can help you: * mkdir ~/git * cd ~/git * git clone -b sound150 --single-branch https://github.com/claudiux/cinnamon-spices-applets.git sound150 Then, open your file manager (nemo), press the F3 key. In the left part, display your ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets directory ; in the right part, display your ~/git/sound150/sound150@claudiux/files/ directory. Remove the sound150@claudiux directory in the left part, then replace it the one is in the right part. Restart Cinnamon. Enjoy !
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
**then replace it by the one which is in the right part.** Sorry
claudiux
claudiux-10 months ago
Ok, I will try to rewrite this applet for Linux Mint 17.3 (Cinnamon 2.8.8).
GNU / Linux
GNU / Linux-10 months ago
Помогу Вам!!!
claudiux
claudiux-10 months ago
Thank you very much! Your Russian translation is now included in version 1.3.2. Большое спасибо! Ваш перевод на русский язык теперь включен в версию 1.3.2.
GNU / Linux
GNU / Linux-10 months ago
Thank You - updated! I'm already on it at the time, I thought. Definitely will help You with this.
GNU / Linux
GNU / Linux-10 months ago
Здравствуйте! Хочу Вам сказать, что очень достойный ваш апплет если честно даже неожидал. Раньше использовал апплет (Sound with apps volume) решил протестировать вашу разработку, меня очень порадовал звук музыки. За что Вам очень сильно Благодарен, теперь буду использовать ваш апплет. Спасибо Вам за ваш достойный труд !!! Hello! I want to tell You that it is very worthy your applet to be honest did not expect. Used to use an applet (Sound with apps volume) decided to test your design, I was very pleased with the sound of music. For that You are very Grateful, now I will use your applet. Thank You for your decent work !!!
claudiux
claudiux-10 months ago
Thank you! You can now update to version 1.3.1, which is compatible with all themes. Please, could you translate in Russian the messages of this applet, using the file po/sound150@claudiux.pot and the poedit software? That would be very kind of you. Спасибо! Теперь вы можете обновить версию 1.3.1, совместимую со всеми темами. Пожалуйста, не могли бы вы перевести на русском сообщения этого апплета, используя файл po/sound150@claudiux.pot и программное обеспечение poedit? Это было бы очень мило с вашей стороны.
claudiux
claudiux-10 months ago
Please note that, by default, the maximum volume is set to 100% of nominal volume. You can change this in Settings... Make good use of it!