Turn Off the Windows Default Sound

ActiveWords work everywhere, even at the Windows Desktop and in other contexts where there is no active text cursor.

Windows and some programs don't expect this and play a default sound when you try to type where there is no cursor input.


To turn this sound off (it can be really annoying!):


  • On Windows 10 search Settings for "Change System Sounds." On Windows 7 open the Sound Control Panel.
  • Scroll to and select "Default Beep" in the Program Events section.
  • Click the "Sounds:" pull down arrow, scroll to the top, and select "(None)."
  • Click "OK."