system notification sounds overly loud

  1.    #1

    system notification sounds overly loud

    hey guys ive noticed the notification sounds are way too loud. if i go into system sounds and hit the little green 'test' button it plays nicely at a normal level. but when the actual notification comes in i get this boosted version of the same sound that is extremely annoying. I have the sounds disabled for the time being but am wondering if anyone has a clue why this is happening.

    it happens even if i change the notification sound to something else. maybe ill have to make a custom version with it -12db or something then it might sound normal

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      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    Same issue here, seems to be a bug where a notification resets System Sounds level to 100%.

    Be sure to report this in the Windows Feedback app. :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    #3

    I'm going to post a ME TOO here just so anyone reading this thread is not struck by the fact that only a couple of people are affected.

    This was pretty much the FIRST Windows 10 Annoyance I found, although I will say overall that Win 10 is Microsoft's best showing of the Windows product going back to Windows 3.1 (remember that?)

    I am hoping Microsoft works out this completely obvious and enraging bug among the many others.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    Exact same issue here. I have the system notifications volume set very low. Testing the volume in sounds plays at a very low volume. E-mail comes in and blasts me with volume.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    #5

    April 2017 and still no change. My notification sounds are so loud that they are distorted.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    #6

    It took me a while to find a solution.
    Windows 10

    Settings > Sound > Other Sound Option (Bottom) > App Volume and Device Preference > New Notification "Slider"

    Adjust Volume Level of Individual Devices and Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    In order to make this last one appear (New Notification Slider), I unplugged a USB device, then plugged it back in, this trigger the super loud New Notification, and it appeared as a new choice within the setting window.
    Then I took the slider all the way down to 10.
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Oct 2018 at 09:19. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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