Enable/disable AOL Sounds or Buddy List sounds

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Enable/disable AOL Sounds or Buddy List sounds

You can enable or disable your AOL Sounds or Buddy List sounds in the AOL Desktop Software any time you want. Click a link below for quick instructions on how to do so.

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Enable/disable AOL Sounds and Buddy List sounds

To enable both AOL Sounds and Buddy List sounds in AOL 9.0 and higher:

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Settings icon.

2. In the Settings by Category tab, under Communication & Organization, click the Multimedia Settings link.

3. Under Sound Settings, click to select the check box next to Enable AOL sounds such as the Welcome greeting and Instant Message chimes, and then click Save.

Note: To disable sounds, just click to clear the check box next to Enable AOL sounds such as the Welcome greeting and Instant Message chimes, and then click Save.

4. Click X on the upper right of the Settings window to close the window.

To enable both AOL Sounds and Buddy List sounds in AOL 8.0 Plus and earlier versions:

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Settings menu, and then click Preferences.

2. Click the Toolbar & Sound link.

3. Under Sound Preferences, click to select the check box next to Enable AOL sounds such as the Welcome greeting and Instant Message chimes, and then click Save.

4. Close all open windows.


Disable/enable only Buddy List sounds

1. Click Setup on the Buddy List window.

Note: If you are using AOL 8.0 or lower, click Preferences on the Buddy List Setup window, click the Incoming Expressions tab on the Buddy List Preferences window, and then continue from Step 4.

2. Click the IM Settings link.

3. Click the Expressions tab.

4. Select Do not play any sound from the Buddy Arrival & Departure Sounds and Instant Message Sounds drop-down menus to disable Buddy List sounds.

Note: To enable your Buddy List sounds, select any of the other options from the Buddy Arrival & Departure Sounds and Instant Message Sounds drop-down menus.

5. Click Save.

6. Click X on the upper right of the Buddy List Setup window to close the window.



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Last updated: 03-05-2012
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