Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How do I disable the Windows "DING" sound when copy/paste or cutting?

11 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How do I disable the Windows "DING" sound when copy/paste or cutting?

OS: Windows 7 64-bit


Problem: whenever I right-click to copy something (e.g., in Word or Excel), the computer makes a loud ringing "DING" sound, like the sound that accompanies the "idea lightbulb" going off over someone's head in a cartoon.

The sound is coming over the outboard stereo speakers, NOT the motherboard "beep" sound from inside the computer case. This "windows ding" noise is clearly audible over whatever else might be playing through the speakers (like music).

I'm copying and pasting hundreds of items to verify data, and the DINGING sound is more than a little aggravating. How can I turn this feature OFF?


Already tried:
Control panel > Sound > Sounds Tab > highlight "default beep" > select "none" for sound from drop-down list > click "Apply"

This may have done something (or not?), but it did NOT stop the windows "DING" from sounding through the speakers every time I cut or copy something.



Thank you for any assistance,
Scott

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You could try going to Control Panel - Personalization - Sounds and set the sound Scheme as None or manually go through each sound and selecting None, then Enable and so on to find out which one it is (in theory it is Move Menu Item or Start Navigation but I can not approve).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
You could try going to Control Panel - Personalization - Sounds and set the sound Scheme as None or manually go through each sound and selecting None, then Enable and so on to find out which one it is (in theory it is Move Menu Item or Start Navigation but I can not approve).
Infinite,

Thanks very much for the reply.

I have tried what you suggested above, and set the Sound Scheme to "No Sounds", but it has no effect at all when I right-click to copy text (for example). I still get the resounding "DING!" through the speakers.

I then tried to manually go through the list (Personalization > Sounds > Sounds tab > list under "Program Events") to select "No Sound" for the copy/cut sound effect, but I do not see "copy/cut" (or anything similar) on the list. As I select or "highlight" each item in the list, it shows "(None)" for "Sounds:" in the lowest drop-down box.

The problem seems to be in finding the sound specifically associated with the "Cut/Copy" command (right-click, copy or cut).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Mar 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi Scott333, welcome to 7F!

Its been ages since I used either Word or Excel, but check, and see if there is still a Provide feedback with sound setting at:
Tools >Preferences >General Tab, and uncheck the box or button.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Look in your Excel Options for "Provide feedback with sound".

I have Office 2010 and it's in Advanced Options, under the "General section".

If it's checked, un-check it and see how that works.

Anak beat me to it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi Scott333, welcome to 7F!

Its been ages since I used either Word or Excel, but check, and see if there is still a Provide feedback with sound setting at:
Tools >Preferences >General Tab, and uncheck the box or button.
I should have mentioned that I'm using the Microsoft Office 2010 version of WORD, but I'm using the older Excel 2003 for spreadsheets.

In Excel, I did the following:
Tools > Options > General tab > "Provide feedback with sound" was NOT checked

When I checked the box to turn it on (thinking to sort of "reset" it, by turning it "on" and then "off" again), it gives me a pop-up window saying:

"In order to enable feeback with soun, you need to install the Microsoft Office Sounds add-in. Would you like to visit the Microsoft Office Web site to learn more about this add-in and download it?"

(I clicked "NO")

So, it appears that I do not have "feedback with sound" enabled. I think this is something systemic to Windows, because it makes the "DING!" sound on ANYTHING that I attempt to right-click and copy (internet, Adobe Acrobat Standard, Notepad, etc., etc.).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Look in your Excel Options for "Provide feedback with sound".

I have Office 2010 and it's in Advanced Options, under the "General section".

If it's checked, un-check it and see how that works.

Anak beat me to it
DavidW7ncus,

I found the following file path in Microsoft Word 2010:

File > Options > Advanced
I scrolled down to "General" and found "Provide feedback with sound", but the box was already UNCHECKED.

I'm not sure, but I think this "DING" function seems to be a system feature of Windows, not program-specific.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I don't get all the ding sounds like you do.

Could you maybe have installed some program that is causing this?

Look in your msconfig startup programs and see if find something that might cause this ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

For now I have only two more suggestions, when you were here:
Quote:
Already tried:
Control panel > Sound > Sounds Tab > highlight "default beep" > select "none" for sound from drop-down list > click "Apply"
Did you also set the Sound Scheme to No Sounds?
Name:  Sounds.jpg
Views: 51
Size:  96.5 KB

You will still get sounds like music or playback from a CD or DVD. This setting just takes care of System Sounds.

The only other setting I would know of would be your on-board sound, but that would effectively kill all sound.

It would be in your BIOS, see page 55 here: http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/...41-BL-E759.pdf
On the Integrated Peripherals Menu >Onboard Device, disable the High Definition Audio setting. Shown on page 57.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scott333 View Post
I'm not sure, but I think this "DING" function seems to be a system feature of Windows, not program-specific.
I am unsure what the "ding" sound sounds like, could you please be more precise or post a link to the actual sound file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How do I disable the Windows "DING" sound when copy/paste or cutting?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: How do I disable the Windows "DING" sound when copy/paste or cutting?
Thread Forum
Mouse hangs for seconds with "Ding Dong" sound Hardware & Devices
Have copied files named "Copy of" instead of "- Copy" (aka XP style) General Discussion
Windows Explorer only allows "Move", not "Copy" to CD/DVD drive General Discussion
"Date Created" doesn't change after Copy/Paste General Discussion
Solved Is there a way to disable the default "copy" when you highlight items? General Discussion
Get back to "Classic" or copy/paste file path Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33