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I'm really appreciating conemu as an alternative windows shell, but the alert bell sound is driving me crazy! (I wear earbuds and that sound goes right through me..)

Is there are an option to disable the bell alert noise (or switch for a screen flash or something)?

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I'm suffering from the same same problem, UAC prompts and Comodo popups are deafening, too. Starting with Vista you can mitigate the problem by reducing the volume of just the system sounds. (and any other single application) –  Daniel Rikowski May 29 '14 at 9:52

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ATM there is no such option. What program produces bells makes you crazy? ;)

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It's tab-complete in bash! (I'm a tabaholic) –  danodonovan Jan 30 '13 at 17:15
Same here, will file a bug. –  antitoxic Mar 17 '13 at 11:56
This is not really a good answer. It's certainly true that there's no option in ConEmu, but it's not a ConEmu issue, it happens in (some) terminals, particularly when you're ssh'ing into remote terminals where the bell is turned on globally. I added another answer... –  paul May 28 '14 at 22:23

It's caused by the terminal, not ConEmu. For example, it doesn't happen in a local terminal in msys (= Git Bash), cmd, or Cygwin (for me). It happens when you ssh into a remote machine (or VM). To fix in Bash you just need to run this command:

set bell-style none

To always turn off the bell in the future, place this command on a line in a file called .inputrc. I think it will also work in .bashrc. You can do this via your text editor of choice or on the command line with:

echo "set bell-style none" > .inputrc

Of course, you'll need to do this whenever you get to a new machine that does this. You can turn it off globally in /etc/inputrc. You can also set the bell style to 'visible' instead of 'none' to make the terminal flash.

There are other ways to turn off the bell in other shells and programs: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Visual-Bell-8.html

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This is not a ConEmu specific solution, but you can disable the Windows system bell if you don't mind never being bothered by this at all. As one of the answers there suggests, you can find "Beep" under "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" in the Device Manager and disable it on the Driver tab under "Startup" (you will to "Show hidden devices" under the "View" menu).

device manager screenshot

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