How to disable beep (beep off does not work)?
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Kyle on 16 Aug 2013
Hello Fellow Matlabbers,
I am using Matlab 2013a on OS X. The beeps being emitted by the editor are driving me crazy (especially while using headphones). After running "beep off" Matlab appears to believe that beeps are off:
>> s = beep
However, when I type things like "case" or have partial parentheses I still hear beeps. Is there some other variable I can turn off? I really don't want to have to switch over to emacs as my editor, but these beeps are horrible.
Thank you, Kyle
Sean de Wolski on 16 Aug 2013
You can change the the error sound file to something that does not have any sounds.
This way when anything that emits a beep fires, nothing plays. beep off only shuts it off for errors.
More Answers (2)
Daniel Shub on 17 Aug 2013
I believe BEEP OFF turns off the beep when there is an error. Partial parenthesis are not an error (although if you run code with them it will cause an error). I don't have MATLAB in front of me, but there is an option under preferences about BEEP and parenthesis.
Brandon Ginley on 2 Dec 2016
Edited: Brandon Ginley on 2 Dec 2016
Hi, if you check the preferences (this is for MATLAB 2015B) there is an option, as another answer mentions, to turn it off. Please see the attached screenshot, where you can turn the noise off by going to preferences, and then to keyboard settings, and setting the delimiter matching to none instead of beep. This turned the noise off for my console.