that annoying volume change on alert

Discussion in 'iPod' started by desau13, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. desau13 macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2006
    When I'm grooving on a particularly good song and get an alert sound, iTunes quiets the volume of the song so I can hear the alert.


    I can hear the F*^$ING sound without the need for you to change the volume.

    What's worse .. you can't set the volume back to what it was .. you just have to wait for iTunes (or is it OS X?) to put the volume back (what seems like 1 minute later).

    Is there an option to change this? I know the control panel has a slider for alert sound .. that's not what I want. I just want the damn thing not to mess with my main volume when I hear an alert.
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL

    I dont know, it seems to me, OS X is just trying to be helpful....

    A great feature if you ask me. :)
  3. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    I agree.
  4. desau13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2006
    Computers are tools. They are designed to serve our needs -- to do what we ask.

    I don't mind if OS X tries to do what it thinks is best (most of the time, it's correct and I appreciate it).

    As in this case, I don't mind if it thinks I can't hear the alert (although it's not correct), and decides to lower my music volume.

    However, I do mind that it doesn't allow me to tell it when it's wrong and correct it.

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