How to disable event sounds in Plasma 5?

I wander how to disable event sounds in kde5 Plasma (the one that is heard when scrolling the volume in systray for example).

I use Plasma in Opensuse 13.2 but this is KDE specific methinks.


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Asked By: user32012


It’s very annoying, isn’t it? I haven’t found a way to disable it but muting it is easy. Fire up kmix, scroll down “Event Sounds” to the bottom. Job done.

Answered By: Hakan Koseoglu

I think I’ve been able to resolve this by switching to the Gstreamer audio backend instead of VLC. Once I switched backends, Kmix showed a new “PCM” slider which seems to affect notification sounds.

Answered By: danarchy85

In recent Plasma 5, search "Audio Volume" in the application launcher and, under ‘Applications’ tab, disable ‘Notification Sounds’.

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In some Plasma versions the above doesn’t work, as I now see in Kubuntu 17.10. The Audio Volume tool looks different and notifications sounds is already muted.

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To stop the volume scrolling sound etc in this case, I have unmuted, and moved the slider to zero, and muted again. Something is buggy here though, as the slider is in fact always stuck to zero, and only the mute/unmute button does the work.

In this case I have noticed that a different tool can be used: pavucontrol-qt:

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After using this, the bug mentioned (slider stuck to zero in "Audio Volume") disappeared.

Answered By: user32012

in kde5, as root:

cd /usr/share
mv sounds sounds.backup
Answered By: Esmeralda

On KDE Plasma 5.22, Open System Settings, navigate on the menus to this place: Application Settings window and click the "Configure Events" button. This window will popup: Configure Notifications window here you can disable/change the system sounds on an individual basis.

Answered By: Eduardo de Souza Cruz
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