A fix for loud volume.
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.
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 summary
- 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
- 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
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.
Volume Control has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.