[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#754155: Bug#754155: xfce4-volumed: Volume notify pops up every time a system event sound is playing

Jens Schmidt crashdump at meine-dateien.info
Wed Jul 9 07:55:22 UTC 2014

Am 08.07.2014 11:51, schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez:
> On mar., 2014-07-08 at 10:53 +0200, Jens Schmidt wrote:
>> since the last update xfce4-volumed  pops up a volume notification window when
>> a system event sound is playing.
>> Installing the former binary (/usr/bin/xfce4-volumed) from wheezy package
>> (0.13-3) solves this problem.  The annoying popups disappear when playing event
>> sounds. Popups works as usual when pressing multimedia keys.
> I don't know what's “event sound” but my guess is that means something
> is changing the volume during those event sounds.

"event sound" is a GNOME property. You can enable this feature via


Event sounds are controlled by libcanberra. It implements the XDG Sound
Theme and Naming Specifications for generating event sounds on free
desktops, such as GNOME.

AFAIK libcanberra doesn't change system volume. I've never noticed this

BTW: You can test it with /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play ...

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