Stop sounds changing


  1. Posts : 145
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       #1

    Stop sounds changing


    I have a PC and and my wife a laptop on a home network, but not synced. We have different sounds for incoming mail, but periodically the sound designated to one will transfer to the other.
    How can I stop this happening. It is not a big job to reinstate them, but very irritating. We both use Thunderbird for emails.
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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  2. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
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    I feel reasonably certain that although you say they are NOT synced - something is synced relating to thunderbird/browser .
    Although I do NOT doubt what you say that the two computers are not synced in the meaning of the term sync devices.

    I suggest if you are using a default windows sound for message notification you use instead Thunderbirds ability to use a WAV file from your sound library - different on each computer of course.
    How to Customize the New Mail Sound | Thunderbird Help
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  3. Posts : 145
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for your helpful reply. Not being that technical, could you tell me where I find wav files please? I tried the search box, but that didn't help. The Thunderbird method would obviously be the solution if I can locate files.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Update. I have found files, and assigned each computer the desired one using your Thunderbird method. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
    Thanks again for you help, really appreciated.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Unacknowledged post - deleted. Good luck.
    Last edited by dalchina; 4 Days Ago at 13:21.
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  5. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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       #5

    Cheers
    Hope the solution I suggest works.
    I advise you not to use the windows included sounds
    I suggest if you are using a default windows sound for message notification you use instead Thunderbirds ability to use a WAV file from your sound library
    download your chosen WAV
    Email Wav, MP3 sound files at the Sound Archive.

    as I said different for each computer of course.
    How to Set Custom New Email Sound in Mozilla Thunderbird

    I do not use Thunderbird as I said, but I have read of 10 changing the selected sound, when using the provided WAV sounds from Windows - Media
    I have not read of it changing when using sounds NOT from Windows media
    Sorry for NOT explaining that at first more fully, I have a selection of WAV audio on my computer and overlooked the fact that you may not.
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  6. Posts : 145
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    I used a Windows wav file, but installed it via TB, as per you helpful instructions. I did this on both computers, so hopefully problem is solved. I will let you know if there are any problems.
    Once again, thank you very much for your help.
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  7. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #7

    Cheers
    Once again, thank you very much for your help.
    and thanks for the appreciation - pleased to have helped - if it works.
    If not try WAV from the link I sent
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