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System Audio mutes when browser media pauses or closes
Firefox 97.0.1 MacOS 11.5.2
At some point recently I noticed a weird problem.
I often have audio/music playing in the background (from TIDAL or VOX usually)
When I go to a webpage that plays audio or video, I correctly hear both the backgroud music and the web audio.
When I pause, stop, or navigate away from the web page playing media, the whole system mutes.
If I resume play, it unmutes both Firefox and the app playing music.
I initially thought this was an issue with VOX but I've been seeing it with TIDAL as well lately.
This seems a really odd behavior and I can't see the point to it.
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To clarify, it doesn't mute the system volume (so I can't just press a volume key) it somehow mutes it in a way that can't be rectified easily. (maybe closing the audio device? I'm not an expert on the mechanics of CoreAudio)
Modified by scott.call