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Unix terminal flashes white on autocomplete

When I work with a terminal via ssh and press Tab button my screen is flickering white. Is there a way to disable it? I connect to a Ubuntu server via putty. My shell is Zsh but I have the same ...
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Zsh - how to enable backspace terminal beep sound

How can I enable the bell sound in my kali linux terminal (zsh) when I backspace or hit tab for suggestions, notice that the beep works when I'm in a sub shell (eg. I accessed mysql CLI the backspace ...
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Why does `$PS1` sometimes include the bell, `\a`? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04 and 22.04 (WSL), I've noticed that $PS1 contains a "bell" character, \a: $ echo $PS1 \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\...
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How to make the screen blink from the command prompt?

Is there a Linux command that makes the screen blink for a fraction of a second? Possibly on all virtual desktops? I would use it to get a visual feedback to signal the end of a build, something like: ...
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How to make terminal bell not so loud (quieter)?

I use Debian and Mate, also I use vim a lot. There are a lot of answers about how to disable that loud beeping sound, it is called "terminal bell" in mate-terminal settings, but actually the ...
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Screen goes blank (black) for a few seconds when (Ubuntu) dual monitor setup

The laptop and monitor screen (connected via hdmi) goes blank. example: when autocomplete in terminal fails when taking a screenshot I believe the OS is trying to play a notification sound but it is ...
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Loud beep sound from manjaro

I am using Manjaro When I press backspace in an empty search or when I want to shutdown my PC using the GUI, a loud beep is heard. Can anyone help me remove this sound?
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Best practice for generating bell/beep in a *n*x GUI-oriented program

I've managed to get myself into an argument elsewhere trying to discourage somebody from writing a library that invokes aplay in order to get a GUI program to make a simple noise: the sort of thing ...
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plan 9 fonts on linux console

I am wondering how I can convert plan 9 fonts for use with the linux console, there is very little info on the topic. All i can find is vga medium having been ported to true type, but it doesnt look ...
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KDE somehow mute Konsole, yet IntelliJ terminal plays "beep" sound as normal

I found out that the "beep" sound is only produced inside of the IntelliJ's (RubyMine to be more specific) terminal. All tput bel, echo ^G and echo $'\a' produces a normal annoying sound. On addition ...
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How to invert 'watch -b'?

I'm trying to get my terminal to alert me with a simple bell once my domain registration has finished (is resolvable). From watch --help: Options: -b, --beep beep if command has a ...
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Ring the computer bell without a terminal

I know how to ring the bell with echo -ne '\a' (or, even better if you don’t mind relying on an external command: tput bel). However, what it actually does is sending some special code to the output; ...
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Make noise on Ubuntu 18.04 without internet

I have an Ubuntu machine that currently has no internet connection. I want to set it up so it makes a sound when internet comes back. I'm not sure this machine has a PC speaker, but there is a ...
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How to control when `less` rings the (audio or "visual") bell

less gives alerts by ringing the bell (by default) or flashing the display (called the "visual bell," when using the -q or -Q option). Some common situations where it emits this alert are trying to ...
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Turn off terminal bell in man pages and less

I'm wondering if there's a way to turn off the terminal bell for terminal applications such as man and less, e.g. when you're already at the top of the file/man page and press "k" to attempt to scroll ...
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disable beep/bell notification from irssi when terminal in focus?

In irssi, it is easy to enable bells on notifications (mentions, or direct messages) with the following command: /SET beep_msg_level MSGS HILIGHT DCCMSGS However; this does just that. It sends beeps ...
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Visual bell/flash when not in terminal

Thanks to chepner's answer here about visible bells I have made an alias for apt-get {update,upgrade,dist-upgrade} to visually notify when the task is complete apt-get update && apt-get ...
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Disable beeping in lightdm

When typing backspace in an empty password box in lightdm, noisy beep sound comes out. Is there a way to mute this beeping?
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How do I make a terminal beep when user input is required?

For example I run a command to update my system and that takes a while . I would like to hear a sound when my input is required to reenter my password or confirm something. I am using Zsh on Arch. ...
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Flash terminator tab on process exit or completion

Any idea how to "flash" the terminator tabs on process completion? I was looking over terminator_config and set the visible_bell = True but it didn't seem to do what I wanted.
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How to play simple notes like a ding-dang sound in terminal

I have written a few scripts to be run under a bash environment. I would like to play a sound after certain commands are executed or results are ready. This could be something like a chime, a bell or ...
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is it possible to change the beep sound , using Linux shell script command

I am using this command to beep tput bel echo -e "\a" I need to change the beep tone with some tone using some other command.
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How can convert characters into characters that'll produce beep noises?

I'm new to Linux and have recently started working on my very first (very simple) project - a morse code generator. I've been able to get the translation working, and now I want to take the next step. ...
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IRSSI: Disable bell on activity in certain channel

I use IRSSI (Win 8.1 x64 + cygwin + SSH to remote host, sometimes via putty instead of cygwin) and it's configured to flash taskbar button whenever there's activity in any channel or private chat. ...
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How to disable beep tone in xfce when the delete button is pressed?

I newly installed xfce on Arch Linux. xfce makes a beep noise every time I press the delete button or backspace, which is really annoying. How can I disable this? I tried un-commenting set bell-...
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How to configure the system in order to be able to hear the sound of the \a escape character?

I read that if I execute: echo -e "\a" a sound emerges, but I executed this command several times and no sound happened.
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Why does the bell character have a limit?

If I repeatedly execute echo -e "\a" it will only sound on regular intervals rather than every time I execute the command. I've tried shortening the duration using xset but this doesn't seem to ...
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twm (Tab Window Manager): disabling keyboard bell

I would like to disable the keyboard bell in twm (Tab Window Manager). How do I do that?
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How to turn off the beep only in bash tab-complete

I find the beep useful for some things, so I only want to turn it off for tab completion (I'm not asking how to completely turn it off, that has already been answered in a different question on ...
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How to disable the system beep of LMDE?

I got annoyed with the system beep of Linux Mint Debian Edition when I login or logout. I have found some solutions like: echo "blacklist pcspkr" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist but it didn'...
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Turn off beep of Xorg

How should I disable beep permanently? I know xset b off can do this, but what's the corresponding option in xorg.conf? Or any other way to do this?
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Screen blinks when unauthorized action is attempted

I'm running Fedora 16. When I'm using vim or the terminal and I mistakenly direct the cursor to an inaccessible place, eg when the cursor is all the way to the top or left of the screen, the whole ...
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Is there a way to beep when tail -F stops to fetch new results?

A few days ago I asked Is there a way to make tail -F beep? Now I want to know if there is any way to use *nix utilities, to beep when a tail -F stops returning new lines for a while! I know, I ...
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Is there a way to make tail -F beep?

Is there a way to make tail -F or less beep (ring the bell in a terminal) when new data comes in (a new line is added to the file). Or is there any other unix utility to do this on a linux or mac.
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How can I have screen transmit an audible bell produced in a background window?

I managed to replace the audible bell by a visual clue in the active window, but for background windows, can I get an audible bell instead of a visual notification ?
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How can I get weechat to signal gnome-terminal on a highlight?

When using a terminal based client like weechat, weechat does not signal the terminal letting the user know that they have been highlighted. How can this be done? I would like my terminal to blink ...
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How can I disable bells/visualbells in vim?

How can I disable bells/visualbells in vim? I've tried: set noeb set novb .. but nothing has changed afaik. Just to be clear, I'm referring to the visual bell I get in vim when I do something that ...
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