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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Volume slider controls for spoken alerts

When setting up spoken alerts, the volume slider will not retain my preference. It can keep the maxxed out loudest setting between edits, but any other position (softened to 3/4, 1/2, 1/3) always results in the volume slider moved to off (far left).

I don't think this is the behavior to be expected, and it makes for a VERY quiet alert :) or very LOUD (the volume control in Simon bypasses the system sound volume setting in Tiger 10.4.11 on a powerpc).


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Re: Volume slider controls for spoken alerts

Ah, yes — that is a bug. Interesting that it hadn't been reported before this... I guess most people leave it at maximum. The maximum volume is the system volume level; it shouldn't be louder than the system beep volume.

I'll fix this for the upcoming 2.4 release. Thanks for the bug report!

So it is.

I just tested. Yes, it is relative to the system volume. Just louder than I expected.

That's probably a good thing in a server room.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Volume slider controls for spoken alerts

Fixed for version 2.4b2.