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IE (Internet Explorer) is frequently configured to make a "clicking" sound when you move from page to page. Here's how to turn IE's click sound off, or change it.
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 improvement.
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.
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 Windows Explorer
So "magic item #1" is that Internet Explorer takes some of its settings from Windows Explorer.
Scroll down to the Start Navigation setting within Windows Explorer
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.