moderated Re: How to stop sounds from playing in outlook when typing in the to field


David Goldfield
 

Hi.

The name of the folder which contains the sounds is

C:\ProgramData\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\2020\Settings\enu\SOUNDS

Assuming that the folder structure is the same with older versions, which may not always be the case, substitute 2020 with the version of JAWS you are running and see if that works.

If that doesn't work, open the search edit field of your start menu and type the word

utilities

and look for a Utilities app listed under JAWS. Open this and you will be in a folder which, on my computer, is

C:\ProgramData\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\2020\Utilities

This folder contains links to other folders containing various types of data, such as Personal Settings, Shared Settings, etc. Poke around in these folders and look for a Sounds folder. Some folders labeled Sounds may be empty but at least one Sounds folder will contain a huge assortment of sounds which is used by JAWS.

Aside from the Sounds folder do be cautious if you start modifying these folders, particularly the folders containing scripts. This is equivalent to the system folders used by Windows. However, modifying sounds should be safe. As Sieghard has done it is wise to make backup copies of any default sounds you wish to modify in the event that you want or need to go back to them.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 2/14/2020 6:08 AM, david wrote:

Good morning;

I was curious, so, I looked in my jaws folders 2018, 2019, 2020,

"C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\2020\Settings\enu\Sounds"

I did not see any sound at all.

folders were empty.

 

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: 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.

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.

 

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 2/13/2020 6:22 PM, David Griffith wrote:

Have he gone into Outlook options – there are a lot of them – and turned off sound feedback?

David Griffith

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: 13 February 2020 19:36
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to stop sounds from playing in outlook when typing in the to field

 

Has there been an answer to this issue?

one of my clients is experiencing the outlook sound when typing into the to field.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jay
Sent: Friday, February 7, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to stop sounds from playing in outlook when typing in the to field

 

Hi.

 

When I’m typing an e-mail, in the to field, jaws will play a sound that indicates recent people you’ve contacted. Is there a way to turn this off, and where do I find it?

 

Thanks.

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