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How to Increase the Volume in Ubuntu and Linux Mint Beyond 100%

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When comparing the sounds of my Windows system and the Linux system, I can feel a difference. Windows is a bit louder than Ubuntu. Most of the time, this is ok. But there are some occasions where we need more volume…

In media players like VLC, we can easily increase the volume up to 200%. So, no issues. But what if your media player doesn’t have such a feature or what if you are watching an online video (for example, a YouTube video) ? Then its sorry.com! Is it? No… In Ubuntu (and Linux Mint), we can increase the system volume beyond 100% without any hacks. Here’s how to do it :

  • First, open the dash and go to Sound. (If you are in Mint, use the menu)

  • Now you are in the Sound settings window. Look at the output volume. If you use your keyboard’s controls or the icon in the notification area, you can only increase the volume up to 100%. But in here, you can take it beyond that level. I think you can take it to 150%

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Try it… But remember, too much volume can harm your ears and can also make your neighbors angry! Use it carefully!

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