After update from Debian 10 to 11 and the corresponding update in Gnome, my system is full of unwanted sound effects. Terrible design I want to say to the person responsible for this, if they are by chance reading.

I found a trick to disable a super loud "analog photo camera shutter" sound when taking screenshots. But there are many other sounds left, especially a "plop" every time I press volume up/down on the keyboard (it was a shitty idea back then when Apple put it into macOS, it is still as bad today), or using the mouse to move the slider in the top-right screen bar volume control.

(Another one is a "drop" sound when no search results are found in Firefox). What's the purpose of setting the "System Sounds" volume in the settings to zero, if apparently system application ignore that setting.

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Huh, it is a glitch/bug in the sound preferences. After reading this answer, I thought this cannot be that it behaves differently, and I pressed mute/unmute a few times and moved the slider for "System Sounds" forth and back. Now the "plop" is gone. I hope for good.

  • amazing that an 8 year old glitch is still relevant!
    – Bravo
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 22:59

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