New [Weekly] [whyred/pie] Volume buttons can only control ringtone volume


JoseCSS

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There's a problem i'm suffering with volume buttons from some time ago on a Redmi Note 5 with latest MIUI 10.5 beta [Android 9]. It's maybe since Pie update (?).

My settings are configured this way: Volume buttons control (by default) ringtone volume, not multimedia volume.

But despite of that, volume buttons control multimedia sound ONLY in Music or Videos app (or Gallery videos). When i play music/videos in other apps, including WhatsApp or native Browser, volume buttons control only the ringtone volume.

I also have a Redmi 5 with the latest 10.3 stable [Android 8.1] and it's working properly: whenever music play, no matter if the app is in the background, no matter which app is playing the sound, volume buttons can control the multimedia volume. In fact, i don't remember suffering this problem on the Redmi 5.

Correct behaviour is the one from the Redmi 5, according my choice in settings: By default volume buttons control ringtone volume, but when a sound is playing from elsewhere, volume buttons should control multimedia volume.

Is it a known problem of chinese ROM, or a problem of mine?

Also, since some versions ago, i can't set 2 different notifications for the SMS on both SIMs. This setting was relocated to SMS app notifications, instead general sound settings, but i can't find if there's a way to set 2 different alerts.

Thanks a lot for your work.
 
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Sumarious

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Can confirm. Have the same issue on my Mi9 and it was this way on the stock global stable rom as well.
Volume rockers only control what you have it set to in your settings menu and does not dynamically switch depending on the app in use.

The expected behavior would be, if you're on your home screen it would control ringtone/notification volume, and if you're playing media, it would adjust the media volume, if you're in the clock, it would control the alarm volume.

This is an issue I've had many headaches over.
 
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JoseCSS

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Can confirm. Have the same issue on my Mi9 and it was this way on the stock global stable rom as well.
Volume rockers only control what you have it set to in your settings menu and does not dynamically switch depending on the app in use.

The expected behavior would be, if you're on your home screen it would control ringtone/notification volume, and if you're playing media, it would adjust the media volume, if you're in the clock, it would control the alarm volume.

This is an issue I've had many headaches over.
Specially when you are in silence, in the night,... And then a video starts without your permission thanks to autoplay horrors in webpages.

But the bad thing is... if it's present in Global ROM, then xiaomi.eu team has nothing to fix.