Volume Control

Volume Control

A fix for loud volume.

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What is Volume Control?

'Volume Control' is a Firefox add-on designed to manage the volume of HTML5 media. This extension is particularly crucial for Windows 7 users who grapple with a persistent bug in Firefox, which prevents the system's Mixer from recalling volume levels for new tabs. Alongside this, Volume Control also serves as a global volume slider for HTML5 media, effectively providing control over your browsing volume without the need for a page refresh, courtesy of its instantaneous volume adjustment feature.

Stats date:
Users: 843 ▲ 14
Rating: 3.30 (20)
Version: 2.0.2 (Last updated: 2020-09-22)
Creation date: 2020-08-21
Weekly download count: 90
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • tabs
Size: 74.20K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

If you're still on Windows 7, you'd probably have noticed a bug in Firefox where the system's Mixer would not remember the volume levels for new tabs. This is especially noticeable if you're wearing earphones. Volume Control is a fix for that. Bug or no bug, if you want a global volume slider to control the volume of HTML5 media, this is the extension for you.

v2.0.2 Added new feature -- instantaneous volume adjustment (no more page refreshes when adjusting volume)

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Helpful in increasing the volume on tabs where the maximum volume is not sufficient
  • Allows for volume control on individual tabs
  • Is compatible with various sites, including Bandcamp and Instagram Reels
  • Aids desktop users in controlling volume for certain video streaming platforms
  • Has a management option to toggle enable or disable
  • The extension sometimes interferes with the audio on certain sites, such as IMDB and Amazon Prime, leading to loss of sound or error messages
  • The extension needs to be reset upon reloading of tabs, which can be annoying
  • Does not work well with some sites like web.whatsapp.com and reddit
  • In some cases, it prevents Windows from going to sleep
  • Difficulty in managing the extension or disabling it in less than four steps
Most mentioned
  • Ability to increase volume above the standard maximum on specific tabs
  • Interference with audio or functionality on certain websites
  • Need for simpler management or disabling of the extension
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Risk impact

Volume Control is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Volume Control if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Volume Control has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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