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Is anyone here familiar with the product "microsoft plus!", actually i believe that since vista's release its been discontinued...but anyway. It's a software i used to use in my XP, ...
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    Question Linux Plus!


    Is anyone here familiar with the product "microsoft plus!", actually i believe that since vista's release its been discontinued...but anyway. It's a software i used to use in my XP, it gives you extra little screen savers and noises ect.

    The thing i liked in it was that every time i pressed the menu/start button it made a noise, you can pick from a few different noises. Every time i clicked on a menu (like all programs > accessories....ect) it made the noise, and i actually became quite used to it.

    My question is; can i make my new linux OS (mandriva spring) do the same thing?, make noises when i click on menus or right-click something?

    Is this possible and if not does anyone think it should be?

    P.S. i had no idea which forum to put this under because it refers to most linux distros, even though im using mandriva. If its wrong to put it here sorry.....
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    Both GNOME and KDE had this from the beginning.
    In GNOME, run "gnome-sound-properties" (you obviously do need to enable a sound mixer for this).

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    I've seen that and under "choose menu item:" i have it set to beep, but it makes no sound when i click on the menu - it still make sound when i log in/out but no menu sound. So i figured it was for some other menu or something.

    If thats it , why doesn't mine play a sound?
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    Do you have the sound system enabled? Kcontrol -> Sound & Multimedia -> tick on "Enable Sound Dydtem". That should enable sounds in KDE.

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    I'm using GNOME, and i dont have KDE installed.
    It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

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    Personally I wouldn't like to have my machine beeping at me all the time, but to each there own.
    Moving to "Miscellaneous" forum.
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    If using GNOME, install the gnome-media package. After that go to the Menu -> System -> Preferences -> Sound -> Sounds -> tick on "Enable Software Sound Mixing" and "Play System Sounds".

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