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Windows 7: Disabling annoying system/folder "beep" sound


19 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 
Disabling annoying system/folder "beep" sound

Okay, so, before anything else... I've already gone in and changed my system sounds. Everything but a handful of sounds (Device Connect/Disconnect, Email) have been turned off.


However, whenever I open a folder on my desktop and click anything within that folder - subfolder, back or forward button, the "address bar" (not sure what else to call it - its the bar where your system/folder location goes, like Music > Country), I get this annoying little beep sound like someone hit a high key on a piano.

I only ever hear it when I have my headphones on, thankfully... but it drives me absolutely NUTS when I do have them on!! And I cant find a single thing in Sounds to turn it off. And I wouldn't even begin to know how best to Google it to find an answer that way.


Also, I am aware I can just mute my system sounds (I had it that way before for this very reason) but since Windows Live Messenger is now Skype and does not notify about new emails (nor do they ever plan to apparently), I need my system sounds turned on so I know when I get email.


So, if any one knows how to turn this ever so "charming" notice sound OFF, please tell me. Thank you!

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19 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go back into Sounds and under Windows Explorer turn off "Start Navigation". That should do it.
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19 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you disabled the Start Navigation sound under Sounds?
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19 Mar 2013   #4

 

The Start Navigation sound is a click sound. It sounds nothing like hitting a high key on a piano.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACWN View Post
I get this annoying little beep sound like someone hit a high key on a piano.
Could you also say that it sounds a little bit like a doorbell? This is the Windows sound called "Ding" ("ding.wav"). It's at the top of the list of sounds when you're scrolling through the available sounds for each event.
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19 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Go back into Sounds and under Windows Explorer turn off "Start Navigation". That should do it.
I love you, lol.


Also, thank you pbcopter and TwoCables!


TwoCables - No, it doesn't sound like a doorbell, its a little "Tink!" sound - which sounds like someone hitting a high key on a piano. Though I guess it would be more correct to say they're half way hitting it. I used to play with my grandparents' piano all the time as a kid and when we half pressed a key, it made a sound like that.
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19 Mar 2013   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACWN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Go back into Sounds and under Windows Explorer turn off "Start Navigation". That should do it.
I love you, lol.


Also, thank you pbcopter and TwoCables!


TwoCables - No, it doesn't sound like a doorbell, its a little "Tink!" sound - which sounds like someone hitting a high key on a piano. Though I guess it would be more correct to say they're half way hitting it. I used to play with my grandparents' piano all the time as a kid and when we half pressed a key, it made a sound like that.
You're welcome, but the Start Navigation sound to me sounds like a click, kind of reminiscent of a mouse click. To me, it doesn't sound anything like what you're describing. That's why I didn't think it was the Start Navigation sound.
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19 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

I think its because of the sound theme mine was set to when I customized the sounds in the first place. I think the default sounds its a click sound, but it changes with other themes.
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19 Mar 2013   #8

 

Oh. I didn't think of that. Yeah, that's the Garden theme.
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