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Gean. I think this sound is Joseph Lee's doing intro duced in one
of the NVDA versions of 2016. I happen to agree with you. I don't
use NVDA everyday like I ussed to, but yeah I get what your
saying. Narrator has a similer sound wfor when you enter a search.
On 2/3/2022 5:28 AM, Gene wrote:
I'm thinking of opening a Github ticket about this. I'm
discussing it here to see what people think and because others
who are annoyed by this new form of useless noise will know
how I stopped it.
I don't know just when this was introduced, but somewhere in
the last two full versions, it evidently was. I hadn't updated
NVDA for awhile but I decided to now. When I used the start
menu, I heard a new whooshing sound when suggestions opened and
when they closed. I didn't know if this was some new Windows
sound so I tested with my older portable version. There was no
I found nothing doing a Google search. I solved the problem by
changing the wav extension for the suggestions opened and closed
files. There is no way to turn these sounds off in the user
I fail to see what possible useful purpose they serve. Are
people really so incompetent that they need a sound to tell them
when start menu results begin to be read?
Please devise some better system for deciding when something
should be added. Just because you can do something doesn't mean