When I connect to a Windows computer with ssh to ubuntu server. And I use tabcompletion and there are multiple option I hear a geluiid this is sometimes very annoying. Is there a way that I can turn off that sound

  • How is this blasphemy? :D
    – Wilf
    Feb 27, 2014 at 16:15
  • PuTTy runs on Linux as well as windows, some people, a minority perhaps, use PuTTy on both platforms
    – Panther
    Feb 27, 2014 at 16:18
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    Worst sound ever! Thanks for having already asked this :)
    – josh
    Mar 9, 2017 at 8:59

2 Answers 2


When you start Putty, go under the Bell tab and configure it the way you wish


Save your session ;)

For additional information see http://kb.site5.com/shell-access-ssh/putty-how-to-change-the-bell-style-and-settings/ or the PuTTy documentation of your choice.


Open PuTTY, choose the session you want and click "load".

Now under Terminal, Bell choose:

None (bell disabled)

Return to session, and click "save".

Open your session and enjoy the silence.

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