Pet peeve: Volume controls
This annoying problem occurs on Win32 and Linux based platforms.
Problem: WTF is my sound?
Cause: Some stupid program or device has a volume control which gets inadvertently adjusted affecting playback.
Solution: Don’t fuck with the master volume control.
Do not put volume control functionality in your program. I beg of you. Current suspects are:
- Google video
- BBC‘S embedded realplayer applet