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6534 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2012 6:15 PM by donfromnh RSS
hosewater2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 2, 2010 2:34 PM
How do I turn off the new annoying navigation sound effects in iTunes 10?
Windows, Windows XP Pro
  • OG Butch Calculating status...
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    Sep 4, 2010 11:24 PM (in response to hosewater2)
    I have to agree with you though it is a really annoying sound effect going off all the time every time something is clicked in iTunes 10.

    For Windows users - You just need to go into your system sound effects inside Control Panel. It should be something like "Change System Sounds". Towards the bottom there is an area called iTunes. There are only two sound effects associated with iTunes. The first is "Complete", and that is the chime sound you hear when CD imports have finished. The other is called "Page Load Complete", and this is the annoying navigation sound effect you asked about. Just select it, and from the drop down choose"(None)". You should be all set.
    Windows 7
  • bug67 Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
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    Sep 5, 2010 11:39 AM (in response to OG Butch)
    Ha! Never thought to look in the Windows control panel under system sounds. Figured this should be something selectable from within iTunes preferences. Thanks for the pointer!
    Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5/8 GB DDR SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4/2 GB DDR SDRAM
  • frogbox Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2010 3:49 AM (in response to OG Butch)
    Thank you thank you thank you! Sanity is now being restored.
    Windows 7
  • RastusW Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2010 10:50 AM (in response to frogbox)
    +1
    Surprised Apple would do something so cheesy.
    Thanks for the solution.
  • not quite converted Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2011 1:11 PM (in response to hosewater2)
    Thanks - that was driving me nuts. I wouldn't have thought to look in Windows Control Panel for iTunes, even though I new System Sounds were controlled there.

    The CD import complete sound is fine, but the page load sound is awful and completely unnecessary.
  • draeburn Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2011 3:34 AM (in response to not quite converted)
    This doesn't seem to be a permanent solution. I go way back with Windows and had come up with the same solution myself when this first started. The issue remains that iTunes reenables this sound effect every time an update is installed, which seems to be at least a couple of times a month.

    I searched and found a silent .wav file and I've used it to replace the axloadcomplete.wav file that iTunes uses for this sound. Hopefully the iTunes install won't aggressively overwrite all of the sounds that it uses.

    I also sent iTunes feedback complaining about this. Somehow I suspect it will fall on deaf ears.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • eDiva Calculating status...
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    Jul 27, 2011 1:05 PM (in response to OG Butch)

    amazing... so much help.

  • K*Money777 Calculating status...
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    Aug 15, 2011 7:15 PM (in response to OG Butch)

    THANK YOU sweet jeebus that sound was driving me absolutely NUTS!!!!

  • leoku Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2011 7:53 PM (in response to OG Butch)

    THANK YOU! Thought I was never going to get rid of that noise.

  • sajcfreak44 Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to OG Butch)

    Thank you OG Butch-even our IT guy had no clue, and this was annoying enough to keep from using iTunes.

  • donfromnh Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2012 6:15 PM (in response to OG Butch)

    YOU are the MAN ... thank you!  Why wouldn't Apple make this easier?  How is this not driving every iTunes user nuts?  Thanks again.

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