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Autoplay (on a page with other content OR a page the user does not expect audio): start mute. Any unwanted sound gives a bad UX User Initiated: (including pages that a user navigates to for the sole purpose of watching a video) start at 100% and (perhaps remember settings like YouTube). Nested volume can be confusing for users. Many already have their OS ...


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The average person has a range that they can hear from comfortably with ambient sound. Computer (and audio) makers build their audio equipment to fit that area. For those of use who, say, use a laptop at the dead of night in bed may find the minimum volume still uncomfortably loud because of this. If a logarithmic volume was used, then half of the volume ...


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A harsh guess would be that it's just not financially worth it. A more charitable guess would be that they assume that most people will want their volume at around the 5-8 mark (assuming a scale of 0-10) and therefore don't consider it practical to tinker about with the lower levels. Other than that I can't think of any reason. I should stress that, as ...


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So, a screenshot from an Ubuntu VM which had audio disabled seems a good way to handle this. I will submit a UX proposal which displays greyed out audio device symbols and a simple message. This next screenshot is the idea that I will present to the other team members who have been critiquing the UI/UX for this project. Credits: @pkr298, your answer ...



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