Is there any way to disable, mute, or otherwise change the incessant message 'beep' in QGIS? I need volume on the PC for other unrelated notiifications yet am tired of apologising for the echoing cacophony to workmates whenever I'm using QGIS.


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    What operating system are you using? You can usually disable noises at the system level. – djq Oct 30 '12 at 15:25

Left-click on the volume icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (assuming Windows). Click on Mixer. You will see a list of applications that are currently open and that play sounds, like so:

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Drag the sound slider to the bottom and you're done.

If you don't see your application in the Mixer, it hasn't made a sound since it has been opened. In this case, just trigger a sound (e.g. try using the open vector dialog with no contents). Re-open the Mixer and the application should be present.

  • Many thanks. So simple a solution I completely overlooked it. – mastorey Oct 30 '12 at 16:14
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    @mastorey If this solved your problem then you might want to accept Radar's answer by clicking the check sign :) – R.K. Oct 31 '12 at 5:31

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