improve the sound of gnome terminal

Bart Schouten mailing-list at
Tue Apr 14 07:10:31 UTC 2015

Well I am happy you are at least partial to the idea ;-).

As to the other person:

Just the fact that you change it instantly might mean it is not a good  

Defaults still matter especially if it is the presentation of your  
software, which it always is.

Regards, Bart.

Quoting Alfredo Hernández <aldomann.designs at>:

> That's just the way it is in stock GNOME. I don't know if it would be worth
> to patch the sound every time the respective GNOME components are updated.
> Having said that, the default bell sound is kinda annoying in some
> situations.
> I guess we have to wait to the technical team to tell if it is feasible to
> make such a change in the system without bringing too many headaches.
> Cheers,
> Alfredo.
> On 10 April 2015 at 10:32, Bart Schouten <mailing-list at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The little 'blip' in gnome Terminal that is configured by default as the
>> "bell" is not a great choice.
>> It *is* very pleasant that there is a default sound configured.
>> That is better than Kubuntu, which does not have sounds configured, only
>> visual notifications for background (unfocused) terminals.
>> Personally, I feel the old "beep" that PC speakers had was better than
>> this now. I am not in the position to select something else though (for
>> you). I just want to say that it is up for improvement.
>> And perhaps a nice thing to do. (Make a Doodle poll! :P).
>> Regards,
>> Bart Schouten.

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