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bug#1305: OT: Should the Emacs team leave beep-on-error enabled for the
bug#1305: OT: Should the Emacs team leave beep-on-error enabled for the sake of people with vision loss?
Sun, 9 Nov 2008 19:34:28 -0500
On 9 Nov 2008, at 18:25, Xavier Maillard wrote:
Provided it can be turned off I would leave it on by default. If my
emacspeak doesn't come up talking it's nice to get *some* feedback
that something is alive.
The audible bell is annoying and absolutely non-standard. It was the
first thing I turned off in my branch: having Emacs ping loudly
whenever one reached the end or beginning of the buffer when
scrolling, or when some key entered wasn't bound, was just not
acceptable, be it in the open-space office environment or at home.
Why not turn it off by default, but offer a command-line option
(besides the customization variable) to turn it on when desired? One
could even bind the (real, unconditional) bell to some key so that it
can be invoked to test things.
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