By default media volume control is only possible during playback. This can be changed using dconf write /jolla/sound/force_mediavolume true so that buttons always change media volume. So far so good.
The problem is that if volume buttons are set to always change media volume, there is no way to control call audio volume… What’s even worse, audio volume seems to be reset to some predefined level after each reboot (at least on XA2 Ultra), which is quite low and needs to be adjusted. And if one has the “force_mediavolume” enabled, it takes disabling it, setting the call volume (during a call), and then re-enabling the “force_mediavolume” via terminal. Unbelievably cumbersome and time consuming. And not persistent, as reboot resets the call audio volume.
In BlackBerry 10 OS, e.g. on the BlackBerry Passport, there was a GUI setting to easily choose if volume buttons control ringtone/notifications (and media during playback) or always media volume. However, even if the the latter is set on BB10, during an audio call volume buttons ALWAYS control call audio volume.
So my feature request is as follows:
- please allow simple GUI switch in settings to change between volume buttons controlling ringtone or media, like in BB10
- even if “force_mediavolume” is enabled, please make it so that during a call volume buttons control call audio volume, again, like in BB10.