Customize your AOL Sounds

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Customize your AOL Sounds

You can customize your AOL Sounds, such as welcome, you've got mail, goodbye, and you've got voicemail, to use a celebrity voice or any sound from your computer. You can also personalize the sounds by adding your name to it (example: you've got mail Michael).

How to

Customize AOL Sounds to use a celebrity voice

To customize AOL Sounds to use a celebrity voice, do the following:

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Manage Personalities.

Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL software. However, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. Click the Environment tab.

3. In the AOL Sounds section, next to the sound you wish to customize, click the Change drop-down menu, and then click Use a Celebrity Voice.

4. Double-click the celebrity voice of your choice.

5. Click Listen to hear the celebrity's custom AOL Sound. If you decide to choose the sound, click Install next to each of the AOL Sounds to install and activate the custom sound.

Note: The Install button is not activated until you click the Listen button.

6. Click OK.

7. Close both the Celebrity Sounds windows that were opened during this process by clicking the X button in the upper-right corner of the respective windows.

8. Follow steps 3 to 7 to customize other AOL Sounds, in the AOL Sounds section, to use a celebrity voice, and then click X in the upper-right corner of the AOL Expressions window to close it.

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Personalize AOL Sounds

To personalize AOL Sounds, do the following:

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Manage Personalities.

Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL software. However, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

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2. Click the Environment tab.

3. In the AOL Sounds section, next to the sound you wish to personalize, click the Change drop-down menu, and then click Add Your Name.

4. Click your name in the displayed list.

5. Next to Select a Voice, choose the voice of your choice, and then click Save.

6. Click OK.

8. Follow steps 3 to 6 to add your name to other AOL Sounds in the AOL Sounds section. Click X on the upper right of the AOL Expressions window to close it.

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Customize AOL Sounds to use a sound from your computer

To customize AOL Sounds to use a sound from your computer, do the following:

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Manage Personalities.

Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL software. However, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. Click the Environment tab.

3. In the AOL Sounds section, next to the sound you wish to customize, click the Change drop-down menu, and then click Use a sound on my PC.

4. Locate and double-click the file that contains the sound that you want to set for your AOL Sounds.

Note: The file that you select should be in the .wav format and should not exceed 60 kb in size.

5. Follow steps 3 and 4 to customize other AOL Sounds, in the AOL Sounds section, to use a sound from your computer, and then click X on the upper right of the AOL Expressions window to close it.

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Reset AOL Sounds to AOL default

To reset an AOL Sound to AOL default, do the following:

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Manage Personalities.

Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL software. However, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. Click the Environment tab.

3. Click the Change drop-down menu next to the AOL Sound you wish to reset, and then click Reset This Sound.

4. Click OK.

5. Click X on the upper right of the AOL Expressions window to close it.

To reset all AOL Sounds to AOL default, do the following:

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Manage Personalities.

Note: This keyword can be accessed only within the AOL software. However, the Keyword feature is not available in AOL Desktop v10.1.

2. Click the Environment tab.

3. Click Reset All Sounds to AOL Default.

4. Click OK.

5. Click X on the upper right of the AOL Expressions window to close it.

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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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