when I press the volume buttons on my laptop, usually the system volume is changed.
However, when I do this with VLC it "steals" the presses and adjusts it's own "volume" instead. The system volume is also changed.
I can't find any way to turn this off in VLC. Does anyone know?
Sorry, some more details I should have included originally:
- VLC VERSION: 1.1.4 (and a few previous releases, back to about 1.1.0 or so, I think)
- OS: Win Vista Pro 32
- HARDWARE: Dell 1720 laptop (the volume buttons are little buttons on the front of the unit, they may work something like "media" keyboard volume buttons)
The buttons seem to map to Ctrl+Alt+b and Ctrl+Alt+c (according to the shortcut key box in windows shortcut properties) but the VLC advanced preferences hotkeys screen doesn't list these as the keys it uses for volume.
I changed it so there are no volume hotkeys in VLC settings - no luck it still steals the presses and adjusts the volume.
Also, pressing Ctrl+Alt+b or c doesn't change my system volume, so who knows what windows or VLC are doing to recognise those volume buttons.
This Bug was finally fixed in 1.1.8 - VLC no longer steals volume button presses by default.