Windows 10: Tones When Pressing Keys

  1.    01 Sep 2015 #1

    Tones When Pressing Keys

    Intermittently, when I press some keys on the keyboard, I would hear a triple-tone from Windows 10. Nothing would happen, but the three tones have progressively lower pitch, immediately followed by a four-tone signal, which have progressively higher pitch. This is the same signal that Windows makes when one unplugs an USB device and plugs it back in.

    I cannot figure out which keys trigger this reaction. I know for a fact that arrow keys do it, but I think the enter key does it also, or even the space bar.

    This only happens on my son's computer (desktop, home-built). There's no adverse effect on the performance of the computer, but it's a mystery why it happens and what the computer is actually doing.

    Can anyone help me solve this mystery?
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #2

    Perhaps the keypress is just coincidental? But I have never heard this when no one is touching the keyboard.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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       01 Sep 2015 #3

    You actually got the special version of Windows 10, that sings to you. Did not know that you were special, did you. Nah, just pulling your leg. Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4.    01 Sep 2015 #4

    Thanks. I'll give that a try.
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  5.    02 Sep 2015 #5

    Nope, the toggle key tone is already set to off.

    Still a mystery.
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