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.
I finally got an iPhone 4 and decided to create some custom ringtones to try out on it. The first one that I created, using the method we documented in this previous article, is the sound of a dial-up modem connection. After creating the ringtone by converting an MP3 file to an m4a and then renaming then m4a to m4r I attempted to sync the iPhone to iTunes to copy over the new custom ringtone however it was not available in the Ringtone Sounds configuration section on the iPhone 4. After troubleshooting I finally figured out a solution which is documented below.