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The error beep: Why is Mathworks ignoring an obvious, easily fixed issue

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Stefan Karlsson
Stefan Karlsson on 20 Mar 2013
Commented: Matt on 25 Apr 2019
The issue is easily found by pushing the down key when in the matlab main command window.
This is not fixed by "beep off", "warning off" or any preference settings I know off. There is to my knowledge, no way to turn this off, other than turning off the system beep alltogether in your OS, or to use some third party scripts (Ingenious as they may be, am not interesting in hearing about those here).
Where is the matlab built in feature to turn this sound off?
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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 20 Mar 2013
Why do you think MathWorks is ignoring something? Did you report this to MathWorks Technical Support or somewhere else?

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Jan on 21 Mar 2013
There is no builtin feature to turn this off.
This is neither a "bug" nor a "matlab beep", but a wanted feature. Instead of using third party scripts (I cannot imagine which scripts you mean here) or getting annoyed, what about not pushing the down key in the command window for a long time?
Matt on 25 Apr 2019
EDIT: I quickly discovered that Ctrl-X is not such a good solution. It erases whatever history line you're looking at from the history. Nice for getting a cleared command line, but bad if you wanted to keep that line in the history.
Also, the beep for failure to find a matching line in the command history ... when I give it the beginning of the line and expect it to find the rest of the line ... arguably a semi-useful audible alert -- jarring none-the-less on a bad day.
Really, I've been using this product since 1989. Often daily. Do the old man a favor. Give me a preference flag. Yes, I've submitted the request to tech support.

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