My vote is for the capability of turning off sounds.
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On 6/1/17, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I cause all sounds not to be played, if necessary by inserting very short
blank wave files in the sounds folder. I see no reason for any sounds and I
think there should be some sort of all off setting for those who don't want
any. Aside from that, my question is, why do the new sounds have to be odd
and novel, seemingly just different for differences' sake. Why does one of
the settings in the browse mode/focus mode notification have to sound like a
frog clearing its throat and the other be an odd chord? Why do the start
and unload sounds have to be odd chords whose main purpose aside from the
intended one seems to be to call attention to their oddness. I'm not saying
I like the newer or the older sounds more. As I said, I don't like sounds
in general. but what I'm saying is, maybe the whole idea of why sounds
sound as they do should be reconsidered. Maybe a pleasant chord sounding
like a synthesizer imitating a string instrument playing a major chord
should signify browse mode while a very different sound, maybe a stream
flowing or the musical instrument that sounds like water flowing could be
used for focus mode, or if something more assertive is wanted, the sound of
a trumpet playing a note.
I'm not advocating for these specific sounds. I'm saying that just odd
sounding novelty for the sake of odd sounding novelty is not a proper basis
on which to define sounds, in my opinion.
Why isn't there a feature for the user to define sounds. It might take
sounds from the Windows sounds folder and the user could choose, along with
whatever sounds have been selected for the program to use that are original
And I'll point out that Microsoft has a none option for events in Windows
and a no sounds provile already available as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: Clare Page
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2017 5:27 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] love the new sounds
After downloading the next snapshot with the new sounds in it, I am
currently trying them out, having copied those sounds into the Waves folder
of my installed copy of NVDA, as the sounds are the only new thing I want to
test right now.
I must say,I agree with Dennis's opinion below, on both counts.
Much as I personally prefer the new sounds, which are not as loud as the old
ones, I agree that there should be the choice of which set of sounds we use
with NVDA, even if that means adding an extra dialogue to choose them, or an
extra section in the NVDA preferences. I don't know whether this can be
done, that's for the developers to decide of course.
That's my two cents worth on this subject, but I know we don't all share the
same opinion, that's all the more reason to allow us to choose which set of
sounds we want if possible while using NVDA.
Bye for now!
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dennis
Sent: mercredi 31 mai 2017 23:12
Subject: [nvda] love the new sounds
I love the new sounds they should be an option. Give an option to revert to
the old sound scheme for those that want it..