Re: shut down sound for windows 10


Aleeha and anyone who is thinking it's not a big deal, it's really not
but for most it is a big deal, but the point of all of this discussion
leads to questions.
in Microsoft's efforts to improve accessibility, why did Microsoft
decide to disable the playing of some system sounds triggered by their
associated events? if the sounds used to play in previous versions of
Windows, why couldn't Microsoft leave the playing of the sounds alone
and just work on (more important) accessibility improvements?
leaving the sounds intact wouldn't harm anything. they don't prevent the
progress of what ever they have to do to improve accessibility.
and the user could always disable the playing of system sounds by
setting their associations to none if they are so freaked out of having
sounds play for certain system events.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Aleeha Dudley []
Sent: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 10:50 AM EST
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

Hi all,
I am a very infrequent poster on this list, but I needed to contribute
on this one.
The lack of a shutdown sound does NOT indicate a lack of accessibility
You could always use a light detector app to determine if the screen is
off, or place your ear close to the computer to hear the different
sounds stop. Systems change. That’s a fact. The Mac, for example, does
not make the startup sound on the new machines. It’s sad, but it’s true.
In an age where people want faster operating systems and less noise from
machines, Microsoft has to go with what the public wants, not a niche
market. If you really think that Microsoft or any other company is
stepping back in terms of accessibility, I’d strongly encourage you to
do a bit of research into current accessibility developments first.
On Jul 31, 2018, at 9:42 AM, David Ingram <> wrote:

hi list members, what version of jaws are being used currently? If the
answers is jaws 2018 or jaws 17 then you should hear all system sounds.
I'currently using jaws version 16. This means that if you're using jaws
17 or 2018 with windows 10 version 1803 you should hear all system
soundsI'm going to check to see whether windows 10 version 1803 does the
same with firefox?

-----Original Message-----
From: cecropia64 <>
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Maybe. But that's what these lists are for. To ask questions and get
answers if there are any to be had.

On 7/31/2018 10:17 AM, Alan Robbins via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish I had a dollar for every time this thread starts up on this list
as well as other lists. It seems to me there must be a reason Microsoft
stopped having a shut down sound. Has anyone ever taken the time to
research this or ask Microsoft? It would seem to me to be energy better
spend than repeatedly asking this question on email lists.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about
accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing
improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also
does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because
the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS
really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list
members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to
having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely
shut down? On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is
difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or
placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable
substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how eliminating the
shutdown sound is an "improvement".



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or
sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar
Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be
assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via
the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling
reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their
system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means
of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons
that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?

-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 []
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too. I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10 to at least
use it without too much of an issue. We shall see about that.

On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely
if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another
reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.


-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.



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