After returning from the GNOME GUADEC 2017 Developer Conference, Canonical’s Didier Roche began a series of blogs on how the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release will be transformed from Unity to GNOME Shell. Interestingly, the Ubuntu Unity desktop environment hides a skill – allowing users to exceed 100% of the maximum volume limit. If your notebook speakers do not force, such as x220 in listening to YouTube video or listening to music with Rhythmbox when the volume is very low, then this feature will greatly improve your experience.
The function is now open beta
Didier Roche said: “If the device to the maximum volume can not let you satisfied, then PulseAudio can help you to enlarge some.”
If you are using Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) on your PC, you can add Canonical’s official Ubuntu Desktop Team Transitions PPA to the repository and execute the following command to update it:
After installing the PPA and upgrading the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, you can override the 100% volume limit via the media key (or the physical / dedicated volume adjustment button). But do not forget to enable the option “Allow more than 100% of the volume” under the voice panel of the GNOME Control Center.