On the latest Linux Mint, in the sound settings we are able to increase the volume past 100%, to 150%. Sometimes this can be useful when coming across very quiet videos.

My keyboard hotkeys are configured to increase and decrease volume, but the increase only goes as far as 100%. Is there any way I can make it go to 150%?


To get the volume 150% run the following command:

pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 150%

Or using the GUI , install the pavucontrol package then run it from the terminal :pavucontrol , then modify the %volume

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    I appreciate you taking the time to answer, but I'm not looking to use the terminal to change the volume setting. – TheAmpton Dec 16 '16 at 13:50
  • Great, this works. – Eric Wang Sep 7 '18 at 10:17

In Cinnamon you can install Sound with apps volume applet. Then go to its settings and enable Volume: 150%.

Use the applet for controlling volume instead of default Sound applet.

This doesn't allow to control system volume with keyboard, but at least you don't have to go to the settings nor use terminal.

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