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Disable click noise in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer

The Windows operating system often sets a default click sound which plays when you click on a link in Internet Explorer or browse folders in Windows Explorer. This also occurs every time you click a button or a frame is refreshed. This article will show you how to disable the click sound in Internet Explorer.


 

 

Introduction: Disable the Click Sound in Internet Explorer

Out of the box, each Operating System (Microsoft Windows is no exception) comes preconfigured with default sounds.  One of the most annoying things which I have found, is the sound which comes bundled with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE).  Each time you click on a link or click the Back button, Internet Explorer causes an annoying click sound, but I would call it nothing but a distracting noise.

This article will show you how to disable the click sound in Windows 95/98/2000/2003/XP & Vista.  If you have Microsoft Windows 7 you will want to look at our other article: Disable Click Sound in Internet Explorer (IE) and Windows 7.

Disable Click Sound in Internet Explorer (IE) for Windows 95/98/2000

If you want to disable the click sound in Internet Explorer found in Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows 2000, then follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start Menu / Settings / Control Panel.
  2. Double click on the "Sounds and Multimedia" control panel.
  3. Choose the "Sounds: tab, scroll down in the "Sound Events" window until you reach "Windows Explorer" and under this you will find "Start Navigation".
  4. Click on "Start Navigation" and you will see a .wav file appear in the "Name:" box. This is the sound that is associated with the click sound.
  5. In the "Name:" drop down menu, select (None) and then hit "OK". This will set no sound to be played when you're navigating on the web.

Disable Click Sound in Internet Explorer (IE) for Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista

If you want to disable the click sound in Internet Explorer found in Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista, then follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start Menu / Settings / Control Panel
  2. Double click on the "Sounds" control panel. In this control panel, Scroll down in the events window until you reach "Windows Explorer" and under this you will find "Start Navigation".
  3. Click on "Start Navigation" and you will see a .wav file appear in the "Name:" box. This is the sound that is associated with the click sound.
  4. In the "Name:" drop down menu, select (None) and then hit "OK". This will set no sound to be played when you're navigating on the web.

Keep in mind that this will remove the click sound from hitting buttons and links on all web sites you visit until you set it back. This is a safe change to make and does not affect any other functionality of your Windows Explorer browser.

Conclusion

In this article we have shown easy ways on how to disable the click sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer found in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista.  The changes are made using the Control Panel and don't require any messy registry changes.

References

Disable Click Sound in Internet Explorer (IE) and Windows 7

 

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