How to Turn-off or Change Sound Scheme in Windows Operating System

A sound theme is a set of sounds/notifications applied to events in Windows and programs. Sound theme was performed on programs events to notify when changes were made to them.
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To turn-off/on or change sound scheme, first you need to open up the sounds configuration panel in Windows Operating System (Windows vista/7/8), just type in


into the start menu search box and hit enter.

Then a new window will pop up, select ‘sounds’ tab.

Change sound scheme notification on windows

To change sounds for program events, click a program event and then select sounds to apply.

Different program events that you can find are:
In Windows section you will the following program events:

  • Asterisk
  • Close program
  • Critical Battery Alarm
  • Critical Stop
  • Default Beep
  • Device Connect
  • Device Disconnect
  • Device failed to Connect
  • Exclamation
  • Exit Windows
  • Low Battery Alarm
  • Maximize
  • Menu Command
  • Menu Pop-up
  • Minimize
  • New Fax Notification
  • New Mail Notification
  • Open Program
  • Print Complete
  • Program Error
  • Question
  • Restore Down
  • Restore Up
  • Select
  • Show Toolbar Band
  • System Notification
  • Windows Change Theme
  • Windows Logoff
  • Windows Logon
  • Windows User Account Control

In Windows Explorer you will find the following program events:

  • Blocked Pop-up Window
  • Complete Navigation
  • Empty Recycle Bin
  • Fax error
  • Fax sent
  • Feed Discovered
  • Incoming call
  • Move Menu Item
  • Notification bar
  • Search Provider Discovered
  • Start Navigation

In Windows Speech Recognition you will find the following program events:

  • Disambiguation numbers
  • Disambiguation Panel
  • Misrecognition
  • Off
  • On
  • Sleep

Select any of this program events to change sound system. You’ll see that the dropdown box, has sound selected. Change this to ‘None’ at the top of the list to turn-off the sound (mute).

Select other sound from the existing sounds in dropdown box, to makes the changes in the sound scheme.

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