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volume control?

The sounds on Duolingo are set really high for my system compared to anything else (wmp, youtube, etc). Is there any volume control or way to lower the volume?

5 years ago

42 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Omnia87
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Just trying to bring this issue back to the forefront. I cannot have music on in the background through youtube because the sound of duolingo is so loud that it sounds like a german person is shouting over it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jellonz
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Reminds me of Rammstein :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kannd86

I also find the volume to be too loud when using duolingo on my computer. I use the latest version of Chrome. I usually use duolingo while watching a video in another window (Hulu, etc). Duolingo is always too loud in comparison. Even when the video is at the highest volume and the computer volume is reduced, it is still too loud. Volume control within the site would be most helpful. Thank you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mufxmuf
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When I have earphones in the computer, sound is too loud. I have total minimum on windows basic mixer. I cannot put it less. Still it is quite loud... what can i do?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pinkduckling

I have the same problem

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dogmy
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It would be cool to have a volume control here. I use duolingo on multiple computers both with speakers and headphones and I have this problem on all of them: the sound is too loud and that leaves me only with imperfect solutions (like to lower the volume for everything else there is... ). The sound is definitely too loud.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/krampampuli

The same problem is still here, even with the lowest volume level on the mixer above muted it's too loud.. :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kannd86

I am surprised this problem has not been addressed. I stopped using the site months ago because the volume was simply too loud. Surely it's not a difficult issue to fix.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/millbri6

my frustration with this issue is definitely making me think about serching for other language learning sites and/or trying rosetta stone instead. can't believe I'm seeing years-old posts about this and they still haven't created a volume control!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dmo530
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I have a work-around. Here's what I do.

I use another browser specifically for Duoling (In my case I used Microsoft Edge for Duolingo and Chrome for my background apps audio/video). In order to do this I have to use a third-party volume mixer in order to control the sounds of different applications. For this I use an app called Ear Trumpet. https://github.com/File-New-Project/EarTrumpet/releases. The reason why the third-party software is necessary is that windows doesn't separate Edge and Internet Explorer from standard system sounds, so you can't adjust them individually.

If you're using IE or Microsoft Edge as your primary browser you can adjust the volume of Chrome or Firefox in the standard volume control located on the bottom right side of your screen on the taskbar.

I hope this helps.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/krampampuli

..or duolingo could send us all pillows what we could put on the speakers while using duolingo.. :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jellonz
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Good idea. Dmo's workaround may work, but it seems like a lot of work. I'd rather fiddle with my over-sensitive volume knob until it behaves properly. Or, I could take a leaf from your book Krampampuli and throw my speakers out the window :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EavanM

As a new user, I'm discovering the same problem as mufxmuf. I can't get the sound any lower.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jameswimbledon

Way too loud, that cannot be argued with. It would be nice to have a volume control in the software.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laurel400151

I seriously wish they'd fix this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/antonam

Volume control is a must, it's ridiculous that Duolingo doesn't have it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BornJadenity

Please allow volume control for duolingo. Google specifically said they won't be adding functionality for individual tab volume control because it should be the responsibility of the website (http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/02/11/google-explains-wont-add-mute-tab-option-chrome-considers-tab-audio-api-extensions/). While there is the option to enable muting tabs (chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting), this doesn't help this situation.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanHollow

Totally agree with all these comments. Needs to be fixed.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Morten231633

Hey Folks, Still no solution? Please Duolingo, i know your AWESOME system is free, but there has to be some shortcut? I have tried alot of combinations :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tristan686947

How about fixing this? Is duolingo really that lazy

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ambod69
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How is this still a problem 4 years later. I would like to practice with Duolingo - with the sound on, while doing other things at work. But I can't adjust the volume to it YELLING without making everything else completely inaudible (by turning down the whole system's volume). Ridiculous

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OscarMarsh
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This feature would be so useful in environments such as libraries where the kiosk mode of a terminal is enabled, locking users out from the control panel and rendering the system volume controls inaccessible. In this environment, the only way to control audio volume is to use a separate control within a web site, YouTube being an example, as other users have pointed out.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/foxinthestars

I've also had this problem of the sound being loud compared to other websites. I can use the mixer to adjust the browser/plugin down, but then it applies to other sites I view with the same browser/plugin and I still have to adjust it up and down. A volume control in the settings would be much appreciated!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim_Dean

Volume was good for me for several months, then suddenly jumped way too loud after I rebooted one time. Guessing that was related, I restarted my machine while duolingo was open in Firefox, and while the osx volume was set at about 30% level. After the restart, duolingo volume was once again good. Kind of a pain, and a volume control would be great, but this seemed to work for me (crosses fingers it will stay this way).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beefyhalo

Dear Duolingo, Please address this issue. Thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parsamana
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Want to add my voice to this discussion too, one more vote for volume control, however rudimentary and limited, if possible, is much appreciated.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brian.R.Holland

I would love this feature as well!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bronyphilosopher

Everyone's Duolingo too loud, I'm trying to multi task but Duolingo is being too loud and over shadowing over the music.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cody246500

DUO. PLEASE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

This is ridiculous. Give us volume control.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bathmatician

Disappointing to see that this was posted 4 years ago and has not been addressed.

Please consider implementing an audio level control directly into the website.

I can work around this issue by using a different Browser for Duolingo only and forcing the volume of that Browser to be at ~20% volume. This really shouldn't be necessary though.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krysteena10

This is 5 years old? And still a problem. Any update on this issue?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/relaxitsmax

I have found that the volume starts off fine, but during a lesson it randomly JUMPS UP very high. The more I turn the system volume down the more it seems to fight back!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DawnVanson

I always use duolingo on my android phone, usually while multi-tasking something else (stationary bike, etc.) and find that with the last update, the volume is way too low. My phone's a top volume. Any way to increase the volume within the app?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hal733519

I just started with Spanish today, but if the sound can't be softened I will find another way to learn. The prognosis isn't good when the issue is still here after four years.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulaMagee1

my volume just died, or is very stuttery..... i am so upset...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Scottosphere

7 August 2017, and the volume is still too high. Please address this Duo staff.

I have my Mac set to 1/4 of one volume bar, and my Bluetooth headphones set to their lowest volume, and it's still uncomfortably loud.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/benjbald

People have been begging for a volume control for 5 years now DL. How about a little volume control?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tr1ts
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I have this issue too, really annoying. Its unbelievable that, it still isnt fixed after FIVE years!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaldeNord

Is this ever going to be fixed? I started Duolingo up and practically blew out my TV speakers.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloeLeung11

I know how annoying this is, because I am attempting to listen to music while doing duolingo and i think that it would be a challenge to absolutely turn off the volume so that I wouldn't get any hints, but I searched the whole settings. IT JUST WON"T SHOW UP!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloeLeung11

Wait! I think I figured out a way to shut off the sounds on Duolingo. Go to settings, onto the first one, "Account Settings." Then, switch off the microphone, speaker, or sound effects according to your choice. It is under the username and email options.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BornJadenity

This is not the issue. The problem is that when the sound is not muted, you cannot control the volume.

3 weeks ago