I have a Streaming Stick+ remote. It has two audio buttons on the right side. One is a toggle to raise or lower the volume, and the other is a mute button. I use external speakers with a receiver. Those buttons cannot control the receiver. I hold the remote in my right hand, and it is very difficult not to press the side audio buttons without meaning to. Each time I do it, I get an error message from my Sony TV because it thinks I'm trying to control the Sony's internal speakers. I am sick of seeing the error message. Is there a way to disable the buttons? Thanks.
The answer should say, YES, there is a way to make it so that accidentally pressing the volume buttons does not result in a popup warning on your TV. The solution is given. Thank you! The solution is to improperly “program” the TV remote pairing feature which effectively disables the buttons as they no longer send any valid signals for your TV to respond to. That disables them.
I'm assuming if you do this the only way to control the volume is with the tv remote? I am constantly hitting those buttons by mistake because I'm left-handed and hold the remote with my left hand. It's natural for me while picking up or holding the remote to push those buttons by mistake.
Having the volume controls on the side is a design issue, I am always accidentally touching the buttons just by picking up the remote. Sometimes if it is on the couch beside me the remote can get pushed and the volume changes or goes mute. Frustrating. Do the designers of the remote even use them. The buttons should be on the top with all the other buttons.