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Adding sound to IE open. . .

by Coryphaeus / February 23, 2004 6:21 AM PST

is done how? I cannot find IE in Control Panel, Sounds. Can this be done?

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Before I get hollered at. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 23, 2004 6:58 AM PST

by Bill and Robert. . .

Running XP home and W98SE on two machines.

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Re:Adding sound to IE open. . .
by Cursorcowboy / February 23, 2004 7:07 AM PST

1. Click Start, Run type regedit, and and then press Enter. Click on the plus
(+) before each of the following keys:


2. Use one of the currently existing keys such as MPlayer to make a new one same structure and titled wanted. Either Open and Close, or both.

3. Go to the Control Panel Sounds and pick the "open" and "close" WAV file applicable you'd like used when IE is . . .

Bill Gaston

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Well, I can't get it to work. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 23, 2004 10:44 AM PST

I created a new key, no go. Renamed an existing (but not used) key, no go. Rebooted both times. The new listing, Internet Explorer, shows up in Sounds, but I get nothing when I open IE.

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NT - 'Test Sound' in CP neither?
by Cursorcowboy / February 23, 2004 8:10 PM PST


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Test sound works. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 24, 2004 4:25 AM PST

But not when IE opens.

I first listed the key as:

Internet Explorer

It showed in Sounds and it tested ok but not when IE opened. I then noticed that all the keys with two words had no space between the words so I renamed it to:


Same, same.

Any thoughts?

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And. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 24, 2004 4:38 AM PST
In reply to: Test sound works. . .

I changed it to the IE file name, IEXPLORE. No go.

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Don't know.
by Cursorcowboy / February 24, 2004 6:20 AM PST
In reply to: And. . .

Perhaps IE just doesn't have the clout. Rename what you have for the IE title to Tapiexe (no period) if using a modem for connection.

Sorry. I had not seen the second thread you'd entered about the OS and had assumed Win9x, so XP may be a horse of a different color.


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