Changing the Error Notification Sound in Matlab–Windows 7

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The error sound (‘ding’) can be really irritating sometimes. Adding to the irritation that you did not get the output properly. It was really essential for me to turn that thing into something pleasant because it was getting on my nerve and I need my peace of mind when I’m programming.

The reason you get that annoying sound is related to your windows sound theme. If your default beep is ‘windows ding’ then you would get the same. Yes really, the sound’s name is ‘windows ding’. There are two kinds of ding though (now this is starting to be kinda funny, anyways). One is ‘ding’ the other one is ‘windows ding’. Windows ding is the annoying one.

So here’s what you do to turn it off.

How do you do it

So head over to your taskbar and find your volume controller/audio manager like so and right click on it


Click on Sounds.

You would see the following screen.



See the list and find out where Default Beep is and click on it. When you do so, the sound that is mapped to this will be shown below and you can see what sound that is by clicking on Test which will play the sound for you.

Once you have done that. Pull down the drop down menu and click on the sound that you would like to hear when you have an error. I mapped it to chimes and that’s my preference.

Now this should work. In case it doesn’t, repeat the same procedure and change the sound of Program Error also like so.



Tell me if you have any problems with it. I’ll try my best to give you a solution.

Thanks for reading



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