I'm running Xubuntu 15.04 (vivid), and have a few KDE apps installed (kdevelop, konqueror). I would like to disable their notification sounds.

I know that this issue has been discussed before, and that KDE behaviour is usually managed through systemsettings. I have installed the package, unfortunately there's only one entry, Appearance → Application style.

So the question would be: How do I get the entry for managing the sounds? Or is there another way to disable the notification sounds?

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Ok, apparently the systemsettings shipped by (X)Ubuntu 15.04 is for KDE 5. This means that control center modules for KDE 4 don't show up there.

They can be loaded through the kcmshell4 command. In my case, it was

kcmshell4 kcmnotify

Then go to “Player settings” → “No audio output”.


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