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Monday, April 10, 2006

Fixing TortoiseCVS's shattering glass sound

TortoiseCVS plays an irritating sound when it encounters an error. It is downright embarrassing when you are sitting in a cafe and from your laptop comes this
shattering glass noise.

What's annoying is I couldn't find a way to change it or turn it off. I tried the usual places and searched the web. Still I couldn't get the noise to leave me alone. Finally I found the right place to do it. Go to Windows - Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices - Sounds Tab. Change the TortoiseCVS Error sound to something more gentle.

10 Comments:

  • At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Enough to make one loose faith in open source programming :) You know it's some geek who has his stuff configured to never have an error and a your problem if you don't. Thanks for the fix!

     
  • At 7:59 AM, Blogger IcedDante said…

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  • At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    great post thanks. It was even worse when listening to music on headphones, the shattering glass used to scare the hell out of me. So really, thanks.

     
  • At 3:13 AM, Blogger Tom said…

    I know it's been a while since you posted this, but thanks. Like the commenter above, I won't get scared anymore...

     
  • At 3:41 AM, Blogger 123 123 said…

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  • At 3:11 AM, Anonymous Noella said…

    Awesome! Thanks to your work , I could get rid of it without much effort!

     
  • At 12:02 PM, Blogger Bing Han said…

    Great, finally I can get rid of this terrible sound.

     
  • At 11:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks, failed to find this myself.

     
  • At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Paul said…

    Thanks so much for posting this. I would be listening to some really soothing music, then this sound would literally startle me so much that I felt like punching something. I think it actually elicited a fight response in me. Yikes!

     
  • At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I hate that sound too. Thanks your post

     

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