Adjust Audio & Visual Alerts in the Chat Room | DTD

This article reviews how to adjust the settings related to chat and broadcast alerts. To adjust the audio volume of a live stream,  please see this article here. To adjust audio alerts on scanners, please see this guide.


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Adjusting Placement and Volume of Alerts

You can easily adjust your alert volume by clicking Alert Volume from the left-hand menu (under Settings) and using the - and + indicators to decrease and increase the volume of the audio alerts you receive.


For additional personalization, click Profile from the left-hand menu and adjust your notification settings there. 

  • Closes after: This allows you to select how long it will take for visual alerts to disappear from your screen
  • Screen Position: where visual indicators will appear on your screen
  • Display Connection Errors: If toggled off, you will no longer have disconnect or connection errors displayed on your window
    • We do not suggest turning off this function unless you are certain there is no actual issue with your platform
    • Please be sure your clock is synced (click here for instructions) which helps confirm if your connection is lagging behind.
  • Alert Volume: how loud the audio alert will be (same as the Alert Volume shortcut from the left-hand menu)



The different alert types come with extra customization, so read on below!


Announcements Audio Alert



Announcements might include important updates from the community or trade ideas from moderators.


Today's past announcements for the rooms you have open can be found by clicking the Announcements button on the left of your screen. A a red "New" indicator will appear if there is a new announcement waiting for you.



If using the minimized toolbar, you can find Announcements in the Tools section:


While past announcements are always available to view after opening a chat room, you will only receive a real-time notification of announcements if the room is already open when the announcement is posted. So if you wish to receive real-time announcements, please first make sure the room is open on your chat room platform.


Once you open the announcements, you can determine which rooms to mute audio alerts for and which to keep on, as shown in the image below.


We highly recommend keeping announcement audio alerts turned on, at least for the Global Announcements, as they can be important.

Broadcasting Alerts




An alert will signal when a new broadcast has started streaming. Members have the ability to turn on or off the audio alert when broadcasts start, and can also choose how long it will take for the visual alert to disappear from their screen:

  1. Select Profile from the bottom of the left-hand menu.
  2. Under the Live Broadcast Notification section, you can then adjust:
    • On-screen Persistence: if you would like the broadcast alerts to stick until you close them (helpful for if you happen to be looking away from your screen when the broadcast starts)
    • Audio Notification: if you want any audio notification when a broadcast is started.

To adjust audio alerts on scanners, please see this guide.





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