Switching off all ound notifications

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) mkhaos7 at gmail.com
Mon May 4 11:33:02 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 04:30, marc <gmane at auxbuss.com> wrote:
> Clay Weber said:
>> On Thursday 30 April 2009 6:26:48 pm marc wrote:
>>> Clay Weber said:
>>> > On Thursday 30 April 2009 6:06:00 pm marc wrote:
>>> >> It used to be possible to switch off all sound notifications in a
>>> >> single click. I can't find where to do this now. Anyone know?
>>> >> Thanks.
>>> >
>>> > Try System Settings / Notifications / Player Settings and check "no
>>> > audio output"
>>> > That , um, sounds like that is what you are looking for
>>> Ah, I thought that was for all audio, not just notifications.
>>> However, it doesn't work for gnome apps (in Kubuntu), which continue
>>> peeping and pinging and burbling every time you hit a button. And, of
>>> course, the apps themselves don't have their own audio controls; I know
>>> not why, I really don't.
>> Unfortunately, you will probably have to go into gnome's preferences and
>> disable it there, too.
>> You are more or less running two separate desktop environments that
>> don't use the same settings. There are some standards, such as menus and
>> similar, but once you open a gnome app, it will look for gnome settings.
>> KDE's settings aren't used there (and vice-versa).
> Yup, but I really thin they should be unified in this case. As I implied,
> this whole "new" area hasn't been thought through at all.

This is no easy feat IMHO, since, for starts Gnome and KDE use two
completly different sound architecture. KDE4 uses Phonon and Gnome is
using Pulseaudio, so no, in the short term, I can't see this changing.
After all this is what makes them TWO different desktops, instead of a
single project.

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