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Those sounds all the way drive me crazy, but it is uncomfortable to switch off system sounds at all because I need them in other places same time. I didn't find any settings where I could manage the sounds.

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    I assume you mean the annoying bell sound in emacs. If that's the case, you can disable it by adding this in your .emacs : (setq ring-bell-function 'ignore) – Chakravarthy Raghunandan Nov 25 '16 at 21:01
  • @ChakravarthyRaghunandan sorry, but I didn't find this file, could you give a hint? – Anna Leonenko Nov 26 '16 at 14:45
  • o my god YES, I found it because I forgot to setup the folder for search and it searched through all the disks. It helped, thanx a lot! – Anna Leonenko Nov 26 '16 at 15:54
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Turn off the bell, use the visual bell instead, or replace bell-ringing by some other visual indication.

You can set ring-bell-function to a function such as ignore, to just turn off all indication.

Or you can customize option visible-bell, to use a frame flash instead of a sound.

Or you can use minor mode echo-bell-mode from library echo-bell.el to get just a brief visual indication in the echo area.

See also the Elisp manual, node Beeping.

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    but where to do it? I do not see any hint nor here neither by the link, I'm missing some base knowledge everybody knows – Anna Leonenko Nov 26 '16 at 15:06
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    You can put variable settings in your init file (and see Find Init), and you can turn on a minor mode there. The Emacs manual (C-h r) is your friend. A little time spent there can really help you wrt base knowledge, and a lifetime spent there can be a great pastime. ;-) – Drew Nov 26 '16 at 15:32
  • I try to follow the instructions in @find file@, but I have no HOME enviroment vaiable (what makes sence, I have never set up HOME), and I also can't find init file by it's name by total commande's "find". Could it have a name like "ediff-init.el" or "viper-init.el"? – Anna Leonenko Nov 26 '16 at 15:39
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    @AnnaLeonenko just put the following lines in your ~/.emacs file: (setq visible-bell t) and (setq ring-bell-function 'ignore). You will also need to restart your emacs or eval the file. – rph Nov 5 '18 at 2:29
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    I usually set things up with customize. I.e. you do 'M-x describe-variable ENTER ring-bell-function` then you can go to a menu where you can select silent. – Christian Herenz Dec 9 '19 at 17:36
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If you compile Emacs yourself, and you don't want it to be capable of producing sound in general, then you can use:

./configure --without-sound
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Instead of turning off sound, you can use a visible-bell,

this function temporarily inverts the mode-line/header-line

(defun mode-line-visual-bell ()
  (setq visible-bell nil)
  (setq ring-bell-function 'mode-line-visual-bell--flash))

(defun mode-line-visual-bell--flash ()
  (let ((frame (selected-frame)))
    (invert-face 'header-line frame)
    (invert-face 'header-line-highlight frame)
    (invert-face 'mode-line frame)
    (invert-face 'mode-line-inactive frame)
    (run-with-timer
     0.1 nil
     #'(lambda (frame)
         (invert-face 'header-line frame)
         (invert-face 'header-line-highlight frame)
         (invert-face 'mode-line frame)
         (invert-face 'mode-line-inactive frame))
     frame)))
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