How to change notification sound for ICQ ?


  1. Posts : 4
    windows 10
       #1

    How to change notification sound for ICQ ?


    Hello, im really new to this forum. I am tired from getting that notification sound of ICQ 10. If anyone can help me i will be very very thankful.
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  2. Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #2

    cashfloww said:
    Hello, im really new to this forum. I am tired from getting that notification sound of ICQ 10. If anyone can help me i will be very very thankful.
    Hi cashfloww and welcome to Ten Forums!

    Is this what you are looking for? ICQ 8 Notifications or Turn off sound
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  3. Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    First thank you for answering, no its not. ICQ 10.0... there is no option to change the notification sound thats why im trying to change it. There must be a manual way i think
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  4. Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
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    cashfloww said:
    First thank you for answering, no its not. ICQ 10.0... there is no option to change the notification sound thats why im trying to change it. There must be a manual way i think
    What about in the application itself?

    Open ICQ 10.0, and go to Settings (click the cog wheel icon at the bottom left side of the screen).
    How to change notification sound for ICQ ?-capture.png

    Then click on Notifications. Here you should see an option to turn off 'Play sounds'How to change notification sound for ICQ ?-1.png
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  5. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    I want to change that sound, not to silence it.
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  6. Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
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    cashfloww said:
    I want to change that sound, not to silence it.
    Ah I see. Usually the notification sounds are built-into the program, which means you can't really change it, if the application doesn't give you an option to do so.

    You could try browsing to the application folder in C:\Program Files(x86)\ICQ and look to see if there is a folder in there with the notification sounds. Then replace the different notifications sounds (renaming the original sound file notification1_old and name the new sound as notification1) to match the same file name.

    As I don't use ICQ I'm not sure if it will let you to customise the sounds as it looks fairly compact. Another program like Skype I believe lets you change these notification sounds.

    Is the notification sound you are trying to change, actually sounds from the application or is it from Action Center in Windows? (the right column notification panel)
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  7. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    thank you for your answer, but no result. Cant find that file anywhere :-(
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  8. Posts : 216
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       #8

    cashfloww said:
    thank you for your answer, but no result. Cant find that file anywhere :-(
    Okay, sounds like its probably a built-in notification sound and would be very hard to change .

    I guess you could go searching for a third-party program/software that allows you to change the notification sound, but I am doubtful that there will be one specifically for ICQ 10.

    You could have a look at trying Skype if you want an alternative.

    Other than the suggestions above I am not sure if I can help you any further, sorry . Perhaps a more experienced member can suggest a manual way of changing the notification sound by means of delving deeper into ICQ's program code/construction?

    You could also contact ICQ directly and tell them, would it be possible to include a customisable feature for notifications sounds. They then may implement it into a future update :).
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  9. Posts : 1
    windows 7 ultimate
       #9

    After the same problem I deinstalled ICQ 10 and installed ICQ8 and changed the sound,it's not just the sound,the entire program has more options and is more understandable, just install it and stop wasting time on newer versions,you won't regret it. :)
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