How to turn off sound 'start navigating'

By Edu78 ยท 11 replies
Nov 1, 2010
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  1. I've got a very annoying problem: I can't turn off the sound 'start navigating' in IE. Cannot get it done in the sounds-menu of Windows XP.

  2. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Why are you using IE instead of Firefox, per se? o_o
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Well, aside from Pygmus' good question :p

    Have you tried Ctl Panel->Sounds, click Sound tab. Scroll down to Start Navigation then use the pull down menu to set it to sound file: None. Click OK
  4. Edu78

    Edu78 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried that already. Unfortunately, that doesn't work...
  5. Edu78

    Edu78 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Someone else?
  6. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    How about; in Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet options, Advanced tools tab, scroll down to 'Multimedia', then untick, 'Play sounds in web pages'
  7. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Wouldn't that kill all sounds in IE such as the audio on Youtube videos?

    OP, it might be time to just go with Firefox and the Adblock Plus add-on. :p
  8. Edu78

    Edu78 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I probably do that. But I find it strange I cannot turn that stupid sounds off. I've got two pc's, both with an legal version of XP Home: both the same problem.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    What if you deleted or renamed C:\Windows\Media\Windows Navigation Start.wav? If it still needs that file there you could create a wav that was just blank (no sound) and name it 'Windows Navigation Start.wav".

    Those suggestions really sidestep the issue though. Something is going on/isn't right with your system if you tell it not to play a sound for that and it does...
  10. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Perhaps you could go into regedit and delete the key in this folder that links to the .wav file:

  11. EJaC

    EJaC TS Rookie

    I was just browsing and noticed your name is an anagram of the town I live in, Gypsum. High five! :D
  12. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Holy moley, you're right! o_o

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