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



Using Laptop as a Router, Windows 7, USB Modem or LAN Connection Required

Click the link below to know how to use your laptop as a router. This is a great website where you can learn a lot of cool stuff.

But before you click it. Do not close this page because you would most probably come back because there is one just tiny detail missing.

Click here!

So I’ve assumed that you’ve read the whole thing and if you are back here its probably because you want to know what to do with this particular thing… What do you click.?… Click on “Wireless Network Connection” and click ok. That should do it. You are clicking on Wireless network connection because that’s what you are going to use to create you home network with the devices you want to share your internet connection with.


So basically what you do is. Create a network (ad-hoc) with your devices and then use your laptop as a gateway to the internet using the 3G modem or the LAN connection. If you get it. Its good. If not. Have fun using your new wifi connection without worrying about all this.

Reopen the properties dialog box and click on the sharing tab and you should have this.



This could be very useful for all those iPod users out there like me. You need an internet connection badly. You don’t have a router with you. You could use your phone as a wifi hotspot. That would be a good option. But how many times would you recharge your phone in a day. The battery dries out so quickly. If you want to know how to use your Nokia phone as a hotspot though, Check out this blog post!.

Another easy way is to get one of those small pocket routers. This one from TP LINK was impressive and cheap. It costs 1900 INR. 1850 INR in Flipkart as of today. That would be about 30 to 35 USD I guess. Try it out if you have the cash and if you think you shouldn’t put your laptop through too much work, if you think this is too much work. *wink