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Turn off the click sound Internet Explorer makes when you browse the web

By default, Internet Explorer makes a "click" noise when you click on a link and a new web page loads; this has been the case for as long as we can remember, and (we find) is a rather pleasant experience, and an immediately recognizable audio cue that you successfully clicked links and are loading a new page or new website. Like most other Internet Explorer settings, however, this sound can not only be customized to play whatever WAV audio file you have on your computer, but it can even be turned off; this tutorial explains how to disable the click noise in Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7, but the procedure is the same for Windows Vista and Windows XP (you just need to access the operating system sound settings differently).

Mute and disable the sound Internet Explorer makes when you click on a link

Unlike most other Internet Explorer options, the click sound on page load is configured through the Windows 7 Control Panel. Let's open our sound settings:

And this is how you disable and mute the Internet Explorer click sound in Windows 7! Again, the process is exactly the same for Windows Vista and Windows XP, and you only need to use a different method to access the system event sounds.

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