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ddvlad (Programmer) (OP)
22 Apr 04 1:22
Maybe this isn't the place to post this, but I could find no other emacs forum. Every time I cancel a command (C-g) or do something which has no efect, like pressing down when I am at the end of the file, emacs warns me hrough an annoying sound from the computer's internal speaker. Surely you know it: *peep*. Now, I want to work in quiet so please tell me if there is any way to deactivate this from inside emacs.

Life is a bad joke -- don't take it serious...

Helpful Member!  mikevh (Programmer)
22 Apr 04 2:23
I found this with "M-x apropos" and "beep"


set-message-beep is a built-in function.

Set the sound generated when the bell is rung.
SOUND is 'asterisk, 'exclamation, 'hand, 'question, 'ok, or 'silent to use the corresponding system sound for the bell.  The 'silent sound prevents Emacs from making any sound at all.
SOUND is nil to use the normal beep.

(set-message-beep SOUND)
If you put (set-message-beep 'silent) in your .emacs file, it keeps Emacs from beeping.  This wasn't an issue for me since I always keep my speaker muted anyway, but I tried it with speaker unmuted and it does seem to work.
ddvlad (Programmer) (OP)
22 Apr 04 15:17
Thanks. You've been of great help. However, I've one more question: how *do* you mute your speaker? I know this is slightly off-topic, but sice you mentioned it, I thought it would be ok.

Life is a bad joke -- don't take it serious...

mikevh (Programmer)
22 Apr 04 16:38
If you're using Windows, Start->Control Panel->Sounds and Audio Devices.
lepap (TechnicalUser)
4 May 04 16:05
The tip I use for this "beep-problem" is to set the visible-bell variable to a non-nil value.

Hope it might help you ;)

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