alsamixer for visually impaired

Janina Sajka janina at
Wed Mar 11 09:30:26 EDT 2020

Hi, David:

Just wondering whether you got your feature enhancement into alsamixer?
Did they accept it? If so, I'd be up for installing it and giving it a

I've been in the habit of using amixer, but no way can I remember all
the numid for my various cards! So, your patch sounds enticing.



David writes:
> Instead of reinventing the wheel, a small patch to the standard alsamixer makes it usable.
> I added a -v or --non-visual switch to the options.
> It makes the cursor visible and puts it on line 5 at the start of the item.
> How does one get this included in the real alsamixer distribution?
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Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

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