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Earcandy which I was telling you about not so long ago, has reached version 0.5 which fixes a lot of bugs.

In case you don't know, EarCandy is a PulseAudio volume manager that automatically changes your sound depending on the current application using it. For instance if you listen to music and a Skype call comes in, the music will fade out (based on your settings) until it's turned off, and the skype sound will be the only one running. Or if you listen to music and then play a YouTube video, the music will be again turned off and you will only hear the sound of the YouTube video.

PID matching should fix this in the 0.5 branch, also on earcandy exit all volumes are now restored to 100%.

To install earcandy 0.5, run this in a terminal:

bzr branch lp:earcandy/0.5