How To: Disable Windows Explorer Click Sounds In Windows Vista
- Go to Windows Vista Start Menu > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices
- Then click on the Sounds tab.
Note: To open up the sounds configuration panel quickly in Windows Vista, just type in mmsys.cpl into the start menu search box, and hit enter.
- You can either click the Sound Scheme and change it to No Sounds or you can do what i like to do and just change the sound for “Start Navigation” to “(none)”
- Go down the list to the “Windows Explorer” section, and click “Start Navigation“.
- Now under where it says Sounds: and has a drop down, click it and choose the very top option: (None)
- Click Apply and OK.
You should no longer hear the clicking noise when you select links in Internet Explorer or open directories in Windows Explorer.
The above change is temporary and sound comes back when ever Sounds are changed. You’ll need to delete the wave file to remove the sound completely.For this, run the following commands in an elevated command prompt window:
TAKEOWN /f “%SystemRoot%\Media\Windows Navigation Start.wav” /a
CACLS “%SystemRoot%\Media\Windows Navigation Start.wav” /E /G Administrators:F
DEL /Q “%SystemRoot%\Media\Windows Navigation Start.wav”
This is a safe change to make and does not affect any other functionality of your Windows Vista operating system.
To Disable Clicking Sound In Windows XP:
- Open the Windows XP Control Panel from start menu.
- Double click on the “Sounds” control panel. In this control panel, Scroll down in the events window until you reach “Windows Explorer” and under this you will find “Start Navigation”.
- Click on “Start Navigation” and you will see a .wav file appear in the “Name:” box. This is the sound that is associated with the click sound.
- In the “Name:” drop down menu, select (None) and then hit “OK”. This will set no sound to be played when you’re navigating on the web.