[PATCH] Re: KMix

Till Adam till at adam-lilienthal.de
Wed Dec 17 07:38:08 GMT 2003

On Wednesday 17 December 2003 05:13, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 December 2003 06:11, Christian Esken wrote:
> > Additionaly, besides the "blasting" problem, I also believe auto-save is
> > counter-productive, because "random" values will be saved. Examples:
> and yet the examples you provide are exactly how real-world audio devices
> work: they start at the last volume you left them at the last time! these
> devices work very well, without problems, and without surprise.
> the current problem is that people change the volume, and then the next
> time they start the desktop it's right back to where it was. people
> _expect_ volumes to remain, because that's how every other volume-managing
> device works.

I have many times been highly annoyed by the fact that one of my "real-world" 
audio devices failed to reset the volume to something more reasonable on 
startup and instead either blasted away at much too high volume or was barely 
audible. I would want anything that controls volume to initialize itself to 
sane, configurable values on startup.

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