Turning off all sounds


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W. eWatson

I looked in Control Panel under sounds, and it appears every sound is
on. How do I get them all off with one selection?
 
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BobbyM

I looked in Control Panel under sounds, and it appears every sound is
on. How do I get them all off with one selection?
Open up "Sounds", click on the "sounds" tab. Under "sound scheme",
change it to "no sounds".
 
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BobbyM

Sound icon next to clock. Choose "mute".
Your method turns off all sound from the sound card; my method turns off
only sounds that are listed in the control panel's "Sounds". In other
words, my method allows you to still listen to an audio CD or youtube
videos, etc. Your method mutes everything.
 
W

W. eWatson

Open up "Sounds", click on the "sounds" tab. Under "sound scheme",
change it to "no sounds".
I finally went through the entire list and turned off the most
bothersome ones.
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

W. eWatson said:
I finally went through the entire list and turned off the most
bothersome ones.
Any reason you _didn't_ do what BobbyM suggested?
 
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BobbyM

Any reason you _didn't_ do what BobbyM suggested?
Another option, if you want some of them to play, is to initially set it
at "no sounds", then go back & manually check only the ones you want.
Then save that scheme as a custom named scheme. That way you can go
back & forth between all off, some on under your own scheme, or all on
under a chosen Windows scheme.

I had to set up a custom scheme because I wanted some of the sounds that
come with Quicken but Windows didn't automatically recognize them or if
they did, they didn't always stick with the selected Windows scheme.
 
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james

"BobbyM" wrote in message
Sound icon next to clock. Choose "mute".
Your method turns off all sound from the sound card; my method turns
off only sounds that are listed in the control panel's "Sounds". In
other words, my method allows you to still listen to an audio CD or
youtube videos, etc. Your method mutes everything.
He answered your question correctly. Mute "gets them all off with one
selection". Like you asked.
 
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BobbyM

in message



He answered your question correctly. Mute "gets them all off with one
selection". Like you asked.
(it wasn't my question.)
My interpretation of the OP's question was that he only wanted windows
sounds off (i.e. those controlled by the control panel). While it's
correct that mute gets all sounds off, it would be just as easy to turn
down the speaker volume to 0 or disable or unplug the speakers to begin
with. I think he was looking for something more.
 
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james

"BobbyM" wrote in message
in message



He answered your question correctly. Mute "gets them all off with
one
selection". Like you asked.
(it wasn't my question.)
Right, sorry, my apologies. WLM doesn't quote which leads to
confusion.
 

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