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Outlook playing sounds despite sounds being disabled

Outlook 2007 (12.0.6691.5000) is playing a sound when I receive new emails in my inbox even though I have the sound option disabled. I believe this started happening only yesterday, completely at ...
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Windows 7 dialog event sounds are not triggered

I recently found this issue in two of my home PCs. All sounds, including system sounds, play normally with the exception of system sounds related to dialog windows, i.e. Asterisk, Critical Stop, ...
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Audible alerts temporarily mute other sounds in OSX

When I'm using a Focusrite Saffire LE with an MBPr, the Spotify playback is temporarily muted every time there is an alert. This is repeatable by going to Sound and clicking the "Alert volume" slider. ...
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Show hidden icons in icon tray through group policy

Had previously hidden the icon tray through group policy and would now like to add the volume control/sound icon back to the tray. I have disabled the "hide the notification area" and forced the ...
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Beep sound in remote desktop

First of all, I don't like sounds (because I play a lot of media), therefore I have all system sounds disabled. However, whenever I'm using Remote Desktop (with the remote system muted), I get beeping ...
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Laptop sound keeps going AWOL

After short periods from Restart or Start my sound disappears. When trying to configure the sound I'm told another Prog is using it??? My old XP PC would play sound from any Prog at anytime, why is ...
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Firefox: How to turn off “beep on error”

Using openSuse 13.1 with KDE and FF 25.0 In my bashrc -- both for root and user -- I use xset b off to disable the "beep on error" for all programs. FF seems to be the only one to ignore this, ...
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Windows 7 sounds tab missing

This "Sounds" tab is gone from my system: I have sound on my laptop, anything I playback has sound, I can even switch theme profiles and sounds change (as evidenced by the "welcome" sound that I ...
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Removing the Apple sound effect when changing volume levels in a boot camp assisted installation of Windows 8

I find the sound effect that plays when you adjust the volume levels on a mac very annoying. The issue is I can't find a way to remove this on the windows side of my mac. I'm fairly certain I ...
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Windows 7/ Gateway Audio Shortcut malfunction

I am using Windows 7 on Gateway laptop (NV55C). For some reason, the up and left arrow keys have started working as shortcuts to Volume On/Off. So pressing the up arrow key not just moves the cursor ...
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Windows 7 - People Sounds are muted

So this is a first for me, I am a programmer at a company and I was presented with a A/V problem. A conference room with ceiling mics in not outputting audio from people in videos, but it outputs ...
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Windows custom sound events

Say for example I want to make windows 7 play a sound every time I open Firefox This is what I do: With regedit I create the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER->AppEvents->EventLabels->Firefox (default = ...
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Disable “unlock” sound in Windows 8

I hate when my PC gives me feedback with sounds, so the first thing I do after I install windows is disable all of them. Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8 and I can't find the option to disable the ...
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Windows 8 x64 sound settings keep resetting automatically

I like using the OS with no system sounds, no asterisks, error bleeps, etc. I like to keep "no sounds" as my sound scheme but every so often it happens that the system will start making sounds and the ...
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What is the Asterisk program event in Windows?

What is the Asterisk program event in Windows?
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Windows 7 lowering volume without my consent

Sometimes when several system sounds play at once, Windows 7 will forcibly lower their volume even though I have disabled automatic volume reduction in Sound -> Communications. In my case, I have ...
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Windows 8 system sounds mutes all applications

I recently bought an new computer, windows 8. All works fine, except that ones in a while (randomly, this can happen after a few seconds - a few minutes), I get a device connected notification. This ...
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How to remove Program Events from the Sound control panel?

I have Program Events in the Sound control panel (mmsys.cpl) for TortoiseSVN, which is no longer installed on my computer. How can I remove them? I have tried reinstalling and unintallting the ...
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KMix shows non-functional sound card as default, no apparent way to change it

How do I change KMix's default sound card? I have "prefered" the correct one in Phonon (KDE's sound and video card configuration tool), I have selected it as the Master channel in KMix, what else can ...
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Laptop making strange noises while running windows 8

I am using a sony vaio. All of a sudden today when i switched on the computer it started making high pitched sounds. The problem disappears when i run linux. So there is no problem in hard drive or ...
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What replaced sndrec32 from Windows XP in Windows 7?

I have a small VB Script that calls a system sound as an alert. In Windows XP I used sndrec32 to play that sound. But sndrec32 was not continued in Vista and Windows 7. It was light and quick and ...
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Not able to record sound in Ubuntu 10.04

I run Ubuntu 10.04. I can hear sound from my PC, but I can't record any sound. I have checked all the preliminary tests by checking the sound-systems preferences & alsamixer switches to make the ...
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Strange. Asterisk key plays random Windows sound when pressed

This is a new one on me. When I press the "asterisk", or * button on my number pad (but not SHIFT+8), Windows makes either a "Exclamation" or "Windows ding" sound. I haven't noticed a pattern to which ...
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Enabling the Power State Change Beep

I have a Thinkpad T430s. I found on other Thinkpads there's a beep when you plug or unplug the AC cord. While I hear a lot of people say it's annoying it seems like a very useful security feature. ...
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Why does Windows 8 plays a sound when I switch on an external light?

I bought a new PC last week with Windows 8 on it. The PC is plugged into the master socket of a power strip. I also have a small lamp plugged into the same power strip. When I turn that lamp on or ...
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Why is sound not working in XP when playing music?

I am using Windows XP 32-bit. When I test the speakers in the audio control panel, everything works fine. But when I play some music, I can't hear any sound from my speakers. What could be the ...
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Windows 7 only playing system sounds

Today when I first booted my DELL XPS L502X Laptop, I've noticed that the sound is only playing the "System Sounds". Chrome (YouTube and general web pages), Steam, Games and so on, are not playing. ...
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Windows 7 system sounds disabled/wont play

I am using Windows 7 pro 64 and am having a problem where none of the system sounds will play. All other audio seems to be working as per usual; it is only the system sounds that aren't working. I ...
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Is there a maximum length for Windows system sounds?

I downloaded the song made with windows XP and 98 sounds from youtube, trimmed it, and converted it to .WAV. After all this, I added it as the Windows Logon sounds in Personalize > Sounds. I log off, ...
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How to disable the navigation sound in Windows Media Center?

When I navigate through Windows Media Center, each step is accompanied by a small bleep sound. When I turn off the display, but WMC remains at the TV guide, then this sound is repeated every time the ...
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How do I change or disable the annoying sound when the machine hibernates?

Whenever my machine hibernates or awakens from hibernation, it plays the chimes.wav sound in a most annoying manner. I've looked everywhere in the control panel and cannot see how to turn this off or ...
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How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? [duplicate]

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? I have tried using Psst (deactivated now because it didn't work) And also the Startup Sound Preference Pane: Looks like Psst works ...
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Device disconnected sound in Windows 7 while monitor is in energy save

When Windows 7 power management turns off my monitor after the set time, it starts repeatedly playing the "Device Disconnected" sound. I know Windows is playing this sound because it no longer senses ...
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How do I share sound settings with different users on Vista?

I have carefully set global system sounds (like windows startup/shutdown) for my user in Windows Vista Starter and now I see other users don't have access to the new profile. How can I share my ...
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3.5mm nub to insert into computer for easy mute?

I've always liked the fact that when you plug headphones into the headphone jack of my laptop, the laptop will not make a sound. For example, if I'm in a class and I need to restart my computer, I'll ...
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Windows keeps making these random “device connect” and “device disconnect” sounds

Throughout the day I notice that my computer makes apparently random device-connect and/or device-disconnect ("boink") sounds. I suppose it is the same sound you hear when connecting or ...
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How to find out which program a default beep is coming from in Windows 7?

There's a "default beep" (as defined in System Sounds) that emanates from my computer every so often. It kind of goes like this (where each number is a "default beep" sound): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. So ...