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Windows 7: Turn Off Ding When Using Tab Via SSH Sessions

This is something that came up earlier today with a friend of mine and decided it might help someone else in the future so I should note it. The sound I am talking about disabling is the default ding on Windows that occurs for many reasons but specifically if you are SSH’d into a server using console or a client such as SecureCRT and you hit tab twice in a directory to list all of the files you will hear a “ding” sound. This can be quite annoying depending on how often you use tab or if you work in the same office area as someone else. Below is information on how to disable the default ding in Windows 7.