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Clicking Sound while Browsing Internet and Windows Explorer - Turn Off

How to Change or Turn On or Off the Clicking Sound while Browsing Internet and Windows Explorer
Published by Brink
05 Feb 2011
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How to Change or Turn On or Off the Clicking Sound while Browsing Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer


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This will show you how to either change or turn off the clicking sound you hear when clicking on links while browsing the internet in Internet Explorer, and when clicking on folders while browsing in Windows Explorer.





FIRST
To Turn Click Sound On or Off in IE9, IE10, and IE11

NOTE: You would use OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO below to turn the clicking sound on or off in IE8 and Windows Explorer.
1. Click/tap on the Tools (Menu bar) or gears icon, click/tap on Internet Options, and click/tap on the Advanced tab. (see screenshot below)
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2. To Turn Off Clicking Sound in IE9, IE10, or IE11
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Under Accessibility, uncheck Play system sounds, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
3. To Turn On Clicking Sound in IE9, IE10, or IE11
A) Under Accessibility, check Play system sounds, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

B) Now do either OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO below to make sure that you have a sound set to the Start Navigation sound event to play when you click on a link in IE9.



OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Turn Off Clicking Sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Disable_Navigation_Click_Sound.reg
download
2. To Restore Default Clicking Sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Default_Navigation_Click_Sound.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Manually Through Sounds
1. Open the Sound personalization window.

2. To Turn Off Clicking Sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer
A) Under the Windows Explorer (Vista/Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8) section, select Complete Navigation, and change it to (None) in the drop down Sounds menu. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This is the default setting.
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B) Under the Windows Explorer (Vista/Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8) section, select Start Navigation, and change it to (None) in the drop down Sounds menu. (see screenshot below)
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C) Click/tap on OK.
3. To Change the Clicking Sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer
A) Under the Windows Explorer (Vista/Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8) section, select Start Navigation, click/tap on the Browse button to navigate to and select the .wav sound that you want to use instead. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Default_Start_Navigation.jpg
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B) Click/tap on OK.
4. To Restore Default Clicking Sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer
A) Under the Windows Explorer (Vista/Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8) section, select Complete Navigation, and change it to (None) in the drop down Sounds menu. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Complete_Navigation.jpg
Views: 9512
Size:  75.5 KB
B) Under the Windows Explorer (Vista/Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8) section, select Start Navigation, and change it to Windows Navigation Start.wav in the drop down Sounds menu. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Default_Start_Navigation.jpg
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C) Click/tap on OK.
That's it,
Shawn





05 Feb 2011   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Joules,

Are you referring to it making a clicking noise while doing what in what program or action??


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07 Feb 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Thank you Joules.

Drop me a PM on what all you would like included in that tutorial now.
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15 Feb 2011   #3
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Did it Manually Through Sounds and no more clicking noise . Thank you for a great tutorial !

Ciara ... X

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15 Feb 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're most welcome Ciara.

That's ok on the rep. Just knowing that it was able to help is thanks enough.
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15 Mar 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Updated for IE9 RTM.
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