Every time I change to another page in IE6 SP2, whether by using the back
and forward buttons, clicking on a link, or typing a URL, there’s a sound that
plays. It sounds like a muffled explosion and it’s annoying as hell. I checked
all the assigned sounds in the control panel and there’s no entry for IE at
all, so there are none assigned to it through there. Where else can I look? I’d
like to get rid of it, but even substituting a simple beep would be a big
Actually you were looking in the right place – Control Panel, Sounds – it’s
just that it’s totally not obvious which item you want to change.
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So everyone else can get there, we’ll:
Open Control Panel
Open Sounds and Audio Devices
Click on the Sounds tab
In the Program events: list, scroll down to the section for
So “magic item #1” is that Internet Explorer takes some of its settings from
Scroll down to the Start Navigation setting within Windows
And “magic item #2” is that the setting that controls the sound you want is
called “Start Navigation”
Here’s where we are at this point:
You can now select different sounds for that setting, using the
Sounds: dropdown beneath the list. One of those settings is
“(none)” to turn is off completely. Alternately, you can use
the Browse button to assign just about any “.wav” file to be
played – imagine Homer Simpson saying “D’oh!” each time you navigate.
OK, maybe not.