Ubuntu – How to disable alert sounds on Ubuntu 20.04

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Disable alert sounds on Ubuntu 20.04

In Ubuntu 18.04, one could disable alert sounds directly in the settings. In Ubuntu 20.04, in the settings you can change the alert sound, but you cannot disable it.

How can you disable alert sounds in Ubuntu 20.04?

I tried:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds false

and

sudo gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds false

It did not change anything. I am testing this with a usb-stick (plugging in and ejecting).

Best Answer

  • Ah, I found it!

    Go to Settings → Sound and edit the bar for System Sounds under the header Volume Levels.

    For me, it was first set to 0, but somehow didn't register. After setting it louder and then muting it again it worked as required.

    system settings: sound

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