I also remember our previous discussions. They centred around DPS setting the volume to 100% on EXIT for both headphones and speakers which it is still doing. This is a different issue. Starting DPS when it is already set to headphones is changing my sound card volume to 100% which it should not be doing and is the opposite of what you just posted. I have not seen this until now. It did not happen in previous versions.
Also have been watching memory usage again this morning. My system is literally doing nothing and DPS is running it up close to 1GB again while it’s also doing nothing. Does it affect the performance of my system? No, but it could if other tasks are using a lot of RAM. I only have an 8GB system but rarely see memory usage much beyond 4GB when I’m doing other things, especially gaming.