Link Ringer and Notification volumes?

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  1. NeXtras
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    Ive searched around quite a bit and have only seen the issue the volumes Linked.. with GB, when you turned the volume down using the rocker, both the notification and ringer volumes would be set to the same level.. with ICS, i dont see any way to LINK the two, and the rocker only adjusts the ringer.. quite annoying if you ask me.. nice to be able to make it a tad quieter if your at work or what have you and have ALL the volumes the same.

    Im hoping there is something im missing, or Google will fix this and/or make a good volume control widget

    If this is a repeat, sory, but i did abuse the search! haha

    Thanks in advance!
    -Nex
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    After installing ICS, I noticed the same thing, and it irritated the heck out of me. I finally found a solution. Unfortunately, it involves the use of a paid app, but this particular app is extremely useful and pretty much the most flippin' awesome app ever conceived, so it's well worth the few bucks; it's called "Tasker". Here's a step-by-step instruction once you've installed Tasker:

    Short version:
    1. Create a profile with an "Event" context for the "Variable/Variable Set" event and configure it to trigger when the %VOLR (ringer volume) variable is set to any value.
    2. Choose to create a new task for the profile.
    3. Add the "Audio Setting/Notification Volume" action and configure it to set the level to the value of the %VOLR variable.

    Long version:
    1. Create a new "profile" and enter a name for it, such as "Ringer Volume Set".
    2. Select "Event" as the profile's "context".
    3. Select the "Variable" category and choose "Variable Set". This means that the profile will trigger when a particular variable's value changes.
    4. Enter "%VOLR" for the variable, which is the ringer volume. (Alternatively, you can tap the button in the upper-right corner and select "Volume - Ringer" from the list.) Leave the value blank and tap the green check button. This profile will now trigger when the ringer volume changes.
    5. Select "New Task" and enter a name for it, such as "Link Notification Volume".
    6. Click the blue plus button to add a new "action" to the task.
    7. Select the "Audio Setting" category and choose the "Notification Volume" action.
    8. Press the button in the upper-right corner that looks like a "refresh" icon. (This switches from a specific value to a variable value.)
    9. Enter "%VOLR" in the text box that appears. This action now sets the notification volume to the same value as the ringer volume.
    10. Tap green check buttons until you're back at the list of profiles, and you're good to go.

    It sounds like much more of a pain than it is, but it gets the job done! It's the only solution I was able to find after much pain-staking research. I guess it's this or wait for an update from Motorola... :/

    Tasker is awesome, though. I have it automating a few other things already, and I only just downloaded it an hour ago only for the purpose above. For instance, I have it enabling vibrate when I set the ringer volume to max and setting media volume to max when I plug in a headset with no mic (and restoring it to its previous value when unplugging it). You can also get a refund within 7 days if you don't like it.
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    Anyone trying use this

    Please be aware that in order for the

    to appear, you must go into Menu > Preferences > "UI" Tab and uncheck the "Beginner Mode" option.

    I was puzzled as to why I couldn't find this icon and finally after an hour or so of searching, I found out why it was missing. Hopefully this will help someone.
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