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10.4: Regain 'quiet' sound settings after 10.4.9 update
Authored by: ShadowBottle on Apr 24, '07 10:08:57AM

There was never any BOOST to volume settings. It was a return to system defaults - people just became accustomed to the volume reduction introduced in between 10.4.3 and 10.4.9. My brand new MBP volume was set at default when I received it at 10.4.2, my subsequent update to 10.4.8 caused my volume to be reduced by some non-trivial measure. I believe there were complaints about certain kinds of feedback or hissing on some machines, and I believe Apple's temporary solution was to reduce the overall volume, until the feedback issue could be addressed. I'm assuming it was addressed around 10.4.9 at which time they were able to return system volume levels back to normal, at which point a large number of users (now used to the reduced volume level) felt that their volume levels had been ZOMG BOOSTED!
Now, personally, I'm concerned that if you can recreate the reduced volume behavior it would appear as though this is a bug, despite how much it is requested or desired as a feature.

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10.4: Regain 'quiet' sound settings after 10.4.9 update
Authored by: ventifact on Apr 24, '07 11:18:31AM

I wouldn't mind a louder max volume like Quicktime's Shift/Volume Slider. We watch commercial DVDs and max volume is too soft.

OSX 10.4.9, 20" 1.8GH iMac

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10.4: Regain 'quiet' sound settings after 10.4.9 update
Authored by: heggaton on Apr 24, '07 05:01:05PM


*If* you're correct, it seems Apple got it wrong then didn't they?!

I like others find the volume controls utterly useless with me only being able to get the volume to two bars maximum. One bar (depending on application) can sometimes be too loud - and is only sometimes better than mute.

Thanks for the hint, I'll try it out later - hopefully it'll solve the *problem*

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