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Re: Emacs audio problem

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Emacs audio problem
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:08:21 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Jason Rumney <> writes:

> On Friday, 1 February 2013 02:32:05 UTC+8, Dan Espen  wrote:
>> (setq ring-bell-function (lambda ()
>>  (play-sound-file "/home/me/audio/")))
>> This works, but has an undesirable side effect.
>> It looks like keystrokes are ignored until after the sound plays.
>> Anyone have a suggestion?
> Use start-process to have an external program play the sound.

That's an idea.

I tried to follow Emacs code to see if it does something different
for :data vs. :file for the volume issue,
but so far the logic remains hidden from me.
I don't give up easy, so I'll try again.

I'll report back about start-process when I get a chance to try it.

Dan Espen

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