FireDragon resets application-specific audio level

Hello Community!

i just switched from Brave to FireDragon due to more and more concerns over the whole chromium base. I use "deej" which is a 3D printed mix-table where i can level the audio of specified applications.

Now when i play a video on firedragon and pause the video, the audio level will reset back to 100% on resume.

Is there a way to fix this?

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Can you install Firefox and see if the same behavior happens?

heyho, yup same behaviour...

Then this is Firefox related, not Firedragon. I would bet all Firefox-based browser have this.

I have no clue what could cause it, but looking through Firefox-Mozilla's forums maybe others have raised this already.

hm yeah after finding out firefox does the same, i found this

So it's firefox based... ugh this is such a bummer. Because it makes it simply unusable for me... i work a lot with adjusting volumes for specific applications


Good catch!
6 years old bug, that does not look too promising.

I do not have the issue though and I use pulseaudio on many machines.

i found out that i could set media.cubeb.backend to alsa which fixes the bug....but i don't know how i could control it via deej then...

i am using pipewire, is there something i could do there to make firedragon remember it's settings?

Yes, create a firedragon override cfg file in your .firedragon folder with the proper setting in it.
I can’t recall by heart the location of the source file, but give me a couple of hours and I’ll get back.

oh that would be awesome!


Copy this file /usr/lib/firedragon/firedragon.overrides.cfg to ~./.firedragon/.

Edit it all you want but of course add that setting you modified for alsa.
By reading that file you should understand how to set stuff, sometimes you have to force a setting, sometimes Default it, I always had difficulties with this but in the end it was working.

Definition of setting types can be found on Google, it's standard Mozilla stuff.

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I think here is a missunderstanding :smile: What i think you just gave me, was a method to set media.cubeb.backend to alsa via config file.

But i know how to do this in the about:config. As soon as i set it to alsa though, i can't control the volume of FireDragon via deej anymore. Because in the applications tab of the audio applet in the systemtray - FireDragon isn't it's own application anymore but rather an entry called PipeWire ALSA [firedragon] and isn't considered an application anymore. So i can't put this into the config file of deej.

What i hoped for was some config or override that blocks firedragon from changing the volume without user input. Or make it so it can only be changed via deej and nothing else.

Sorry for the missunderstanding here

Oh sorry about that.

That's something different, I wouldn't know, though. :frowning:

nah dw...thanks nonetheless!

i just hope mozilla fixes this some day^^

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