Windows 10 comes with a new notification sound that you may or may not like. The new sound is based on the ringtone that you have set as your phone’s default ringtone. If you don’t like the new sound, you can disable it in the Sound settings of the Control Panel.
Windows Notification Sounds (Updated)
How to change your Windows notification sound
If you’re using Windows 10 or 8.1, you can change the default notification sound.
To change the sound, open up the Control Panel, and click on “Sounds and Audio”. In the Sounds and Audio window, click on “Sound”, and under “Sound Effects”, select the sound you want to use for notifications. (You can also change the sound for individual apps by going to the “App Sounds” tab and selecting the sound you want.)
If you’re not using Windows 10 or 8.1, you can change the notification sound in the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. To open the Settings app, tap on the “Settings” icon on the Home screen, and then tap on “Sound & Audio”. In the Sound & Audio window, tap on “Notifications”. In the Notifications window, tap on “Configure”. Under “Notification Sounds”, you can select the sound you want to use for notifications.
The best Windows notification sounds
Windows 10 has a new notification sound that is a mix of the old beep and the new chime. I’m going to break down each one and explain why I think it’s the best Windows notification sound yet.
The beep is the classic Windows notification sound. It’s familiar, it’s reliable, and it’s always been a part of Windows.
The chime is new to Windows 10. It’s a softer, more musical sound, and it’s perfect for notifications that aren’t urgent but important. Like when you get a new email, for example.
The mix is the new Windows notification sound. It’s a mix of the beep and the chime, and I think it’s the best of both worlds. It’s familiar, reliable, and it has a nice, soft sound.
How to make your own Windows notification sound
When you get an email, instant message, or notification on your Windows 10 computer, your computer might make a sound. That sound might be the default notification sound, or it might be a sound you create yourself.
You can create your own Windows 10 notification sound by using the Sound app. Open the Sound app, click the volume slider, and select the sound you want to use for notifications. You can also use the Sound app to create custom sounds for different types of notifications. For example, you can create a sound for when you get a new email, and a sound for when you get a message in an instant messenger chat.
The history of Windows notification sounds
Windows Notification Sounds have been around since Windows 95. At the time, sound was just starting to become a big part of computing, and Microsoft wanted to make sure that their users were well-informed about what was happening on their computer.
Windows 95 had a built-in sound player that could play Windows notification sounds. The player was accessible from the Control Panel, and users could change the sound for individual notifications.
Windows 2000 introduced the Windows Notification Area (WNA). The WNA was a new panel that sat at the bottom of the screen, and it was used to display information about the active application.
The WNA also featured a sound player, and users could change the sound for individual notifications.
Windows XP introduced the Windows Notifications panel. The notifications panel was similar to the WNA, but it was located on the right side of the screen.
Windows Vista added the ability to use desktop notifications. Desktop notifications are notifications that appear on the desktop instead of within an application.
Windows 8 added the ability to use live tiles. Live tiles are small icons that can be used to display information about the current state of the computer.
Windows 10 added the ability to use expanded notifications. Expanded notifications are notifications that appear across the entire screen.
Why do we have notification sounds?
Notification sounds are a way for the operating system to notify the user when something important has happened. For example, when a message arrives in your inbox, the notification sound will play to let you know. Notification sounds can also be used to notify you when a task has completed, when your battery is running low, or when your computer is about to go to sleep.
How to turn off Windows notification sounds
Occasionally, it can be helpful to turn off the notification sounds on your computer. If you frequently miss notifications, you may want to try turning off sounds to see if that helps.
To disable notification sounds:
1. Open the Start menu.
2. In the Start menu, click Settings.
3. In the Settings dialog box, click Sounds.
4. In the Sounds section, click the Disable all sounds button.
5. Click the OK button.
One of the most common complaints about Windows 8.1 and 10 is the notification sound. Many users feel that the sound is too loud or jarring. There are a couple of ways to fix this issue. The first is to adjust the volume for the notification sound in the Settings app. The second is to adjust the sound settings for the individual app.