How to turn off Ubuntu error sound(specially on terminal) in Ubuntu 18.04?

  • Try this: askubuntu.com/questions/26068/… – valiano May 1 '18 at 14:37
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    Got to System-settings->Sound->Sound Effects->Alert volume and turn the switch to OFF. – Håkon Hægland May 1 '18 at 17:26
  • I have a related problem: I can't stand Ubuntu 18's terminal bell, but following this advice, I realize the sound has two components: a) the one selected in "Sound Effect", and, b) a deep, practically booming reverb of the selection. I want to keep the first sound, but kill the reverb. Not only is it jarring, but in the lab where I work it is annoying to others, because it really carries. (Should I make this it's own question?) – Dan H Oct 9 at 18:42

In order to turn off Ubuntu error sound in Ubuntu 18.04 you need to go Setting > Sound > Sound Effects > Alert Volume > Off.

Sound settings dialogue

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    it is good to know there is even bark.. – ArtificiallyIntelligence Aug 31 at 1:48
  • Thank you. I think I would have gone completely mad if the default was bark. – dgallant Oct 11 at 14:05

If you just want to turn off on terminal in Ubuntu 18.04, open Terminal > Edit > Preference then choose your terminal profile and uncheck Terminal Bell

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Add the following line to the bottom of your ~/.bashrc file:

bind 'set bell-style none'

New terminals will have no error sound.


For turn off terminal sound you need go to terminal, then go to tab edit > preferences and uncheck terminal bell.

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