Re: Mic volume Keeps changing randomly

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On Sat, Feb 24, 2024 at 08:58:34PM -0800, Igal Sapir wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running Ubuntu 22.04.4 and every time I get into a meeting everyone
> asks me to adjust my mic volume.
> How can I set it so that it does not change by itself?
> I have 3 microphones (obviously only using one at a time):
> 1) Internal on Dell laptop
> 2) 3.5mm Jack headset
> 3) Bluetooth headset

Hi, Igal. Sorry for the slow response.

Pulseaudio does not adjust volumes by itself. The behavior you're
decribing is usually a result of one or more videoconferencing apps with
a "helpful" adjust-my-mic-volume setting. I personally find those
features to cause more problems than they solve, so I disable them. Look
through the audio setting of your videoconferencing applications (e.g.
Zoom, Skype, Teams, Slack).

Unfortunately, Pulse does not have a way of locking out other
applications from touching your volumes. That would be a neat feature to


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