Bug#824675: WebKit: System volume gets too loud automatically

Francisco Gómez García espectalll at kydara.com
Thu May 19 09:58:43 UTC 2016

On Thu, 19 May 2016 09:52:48 +0200 Alberto Garcia <berto at igalia.com>

> Long answer:
>    By default (with flat-volumes = yes) if an application increases
>    the volume then Pulseaudio will increase the master system volume
>    as well.
>    In your case, if a web page increases the volume to 100% the
>    volume will also be set to 100%.
> Please refer to these links for more information:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=118974
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio#daemon.conf

Pretty odd to see this as the default behaviour (you can be totally
sure that I did not modify the PulseAudio settings). And from what I
can tell...




...I am not the only one unhappy with this. Why is this the default
setting? It's actually a risk for users' health!

Thank you for pointing out this odd situation. At least I can keep *my*
ears safe.

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