Mute shortcut problem...

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Fri Apr 25 02:34:16 UTC 2014

Actually, I found that the best command is:

$ amixer -c 1 -q sset Master toggle && amixer -c 1 -q sset Speaker unmute
&& amixer -c 1 -q sset Headphone unmute

I guess it will need a shell script, because I'm having problems to get all
these commands to work on lubuntu-rc.xml file. && I supose are not allowed!

2014-04-24 23:08 GMT-03:00 Andre Rodovalho <andre.rodovalho at>:

> The problem consists on the mute shortcut, that might behave like a toggle
> button, but actually, only mutes, and you need to use the volume control on
> "tray" to unmute!
> I have seen this problem occuring since I met Lubuntu. I don't know if
> this affects everyone, but lately I spent some time to figure it out. Here
> is where I got the "solution":
> What I found is that I can solve this issue changing the shortcut command
> on ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml
> Original: amixer -q sset Master toggle
> Modified: amixer -q sset Master toggle && amixer -q sset Speaker toggle &&
> amixer -q sset Headphone toggle
> This makes toggle mute to work like should be...
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