When you perform an action with your mouse or cursor, your Mac might accompany that action with a sound effect. For example, that crunching sound you hear when dropping something into the trash or the boing when you drag a file onto a folder. If you are in a room with others such as a library, classroom or church, those sounds can quickly become annoying to others.
Luckily, there’s a quick way to turn them off. Click the Sound icon under System Preferences and uncheck the box next to Play user interface sound effects.
Quick Guide: Turn Off Desktop Sounds
- Select > System Preferences from the menu.
- Click the Sound icon in the second row of icons.
- Uncheck the box next to Play user interface sound effects
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