moderated Re: How to stop sounds from playing in outlook when typing in the to field
That actually works.
I just did the following:
1. I renamed the OutlookAutocompleteEnterSound and OutlookAutocompleteExitSound by adding (Backup) to the end
2. I picked two of the piano sounds and copied and pasted them, first Control + C and then Control + V, this creates copy with a “- copy” at the end of the file name.
3. I then renamed one of them OutlookAutocompleteEnterSound and the other OutlookAutocompleteExitSound
4. I went into the CC field of this message and typed the first few letters of my name and the new piano sound played, after pressing tab the other one played. I didn’t even restart Jaws for this to take effect.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: How to stop sounds from playing in outlook when typing in the to field
Hi. The autocomplete sounds that you hear when entering an address in Outlook are generated from JAWS and not from Outlook. I don't believe there is a way to disable them from Quick Settings but they can be disabled or changed by opening the folder which contains the sound files. On my computer containing JAWS 2020 this folder is C:\ProgramData\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\2020\Settings\enu\SOUNDS Look for files beginning with the word Outlook and you will see two .wav files, one for the autocomplete enter sound and another for the exit sound. It is likely that deleting these files would prevent these sounds from playing without any consequences but I haven't tried this to determine whether that is the case. Alternatively, you could substitute your own .wav files for these sounds as long as you are careful to rename the files with the exact names of the original .wav files. Personally, I find these two sounds particularly jarring, especially when I'm wearing headphones and I wish that the default sounds were a bit gentler on the ears.
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 2/13/2020 6:22 PM, David Griffith wrote: