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Turn off Information bar sounds for blocked pop-ups and ActiveX

Published: Nov 01, 2004
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When a pop-up is blocked or the Information bar is displayed for any other reason, Internet Explorer plays the WAV file Windows XP Information Bar.wav / Windows XP Pop-up Blocked.wav. If you wish to turn Off sounds for these events, try the following.

Open Control Panel, Sounds applet.

Click Sounds tab and scroll down to Windows Explorer section.

Set Sounds to (None) for these two events:

  • Blocked Pop-up Window
  • Information bar

Click OK and close the dialog. To accomplish this via registry (or to create REG files to apply to multiple systems, read below:

Start REGEDIT.EXE and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ AppEvents \ Schemes \ Apps \ Explorer \ BlockedPopup \ .current

In the right-pane, set the (default) value to a blank string.

Repeat the same in the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ AppEvents \ Schemes \ Apps \ Explorer \ SecurityBand \ .current

Close Regedit

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