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Windows alert sound with keyboard shortcut Alt X. Also - changed from Shift + S?

New Here ,
Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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The keyboard shortcut for viewing Before vs After in the develop module used to be Shift + S - up until a recent update. Now it seems to be Alt + X - but every time I use this, I also get an annoying Windows alert sound.

Is it supposed to be like this? Is there any way of at least getting rid of the Windows alert sound?

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Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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Unless you are using a different language, the Before/After shortcut is simply the "Y" key. Alt+Y gives you the top/bottom view, and Shift+Y gives you the split-screen view.

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Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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The shortcut in question is for "Before only". With the Swedish keyboard layout, this used to be Shift-S, now it seems to have changed to Alt-X.

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My main question remains: is there a way of getting rid of the annoying Windows alert sound?

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Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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I've tried setting LrC to Swedish, and the Alt+X key works but also give the Windows alert sound (and I don't know how to stop that). But I also note that the more typical Before/After keyboard shortcut of the "Back-slash" key - \ - when using the English language also works when set to Swedish (without the alert sound). Do you have that key on your keyboard, and if so does it work?

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Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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No, backslash on a Swedish keyboard is written using Alt Gr - +, so then I'd have to switch to English keyboard first.

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Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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FYI- A good resource for Keyboard Shortcuts - Other languages, is- https://www.lightroomqueen.com/keyboard-shortcuts/languages/

My Windows-10 also gives a sound with [Alt+X] and one way to turn it off is to set [Default Beep] to "None". Acccess 'Sounds' from Control Panel. [Type "Control Panel" on the Start desktop.]

What else this affects I do not know!

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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Yes, turning off the sounds in Windows is my current workaround, but obviously I don't want to have to change settings that affects everything I do in the operating system just to get rid of one annoying sound in one particular program.

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