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Using alt key modifier on Win10 causes OS sound

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May 12, 2017

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I am using the 2017.0.2 Premiere release on Windows 10. A small but annoying issue. My favourite way to nudge clips in Premiere is with the alt key+ < or >. But every nudge using this shortcut as of a version or two ago of Premiere causes Windows to ring out with a system sound (the one called 'Asterisk'). To me it seems like although Premiere reads the shortcut as valid and performs the nudge, Windows is somehow reading the use of the alt key as an incorrect operation. I have another editor friend on Windows 10 who indicated he has the same issue with the alt key, and that setting the work area bar with alt+ [ or ] causes the same sound. I'm hoping someone has an idea of how to stop this annoying problem.

Thanks for any help!

Found a solution! Basically just turn off the Default Beep in Windows.

Here's what to do:

  • R-Click on the Speaker icon in the task bar and choose Sounds
  • In the Program Events section select Default Beep and change it's sound to None

Check here for more instructions if you need them: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-system-beep-windows-7-8

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Using alt key modifier on Win10 causes OS sound

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I am using the 2017.0.2 Premiere release on Windows 10. A small but annoying issue. My favourite way to nudge clips in Premiere is with the alt key+ < or >. But every nudge using this shortcut as of a version or two ago of Premiere causes Windows to ring out with a system sound (the one called 'Asterisk'). To me it seems like although Premiere reads the shortcut as valid and performs the nudge, Windows is somehow reading the use of the alt key as an incorrect operation. I have another editor friend on Windows 10 who indicated he has the same issue with the alt key, and that setting the work area bar with alt+ [ or ] causes the same sound. I'm hoping someone has an idea of how to stop this annoying problem.

Thanks for any help!

Found a solution! Basically just turn off the Default Beep in Windows.

Here's what to do:

  • R-Click on the Speaker icon in the task bar and choose Sounds
  • In the Program Events section select Default Beep and change it's sound to None

Check here for more instructions if you need them: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-system-beep-windows-7-8

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LEGEND ,
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Same here.  I just ignore it.

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May 12, 2017

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Same on Windows 8.1 and Premiere Pro CC 2017 and newer.

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Yeah, it's really terrible to only have Ctrl on the right side of the keyboard as a modifier. Especially since I'm coming from a Mac where I had Command, Alt, and Ctrl.

Add a bug report: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

We need this to be fixed.

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Oct 03, 2017

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Has anyone had a solution to this? Just upgraded to windows 10 and it started happening. It's absolutely maddening.

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Oct 24, 2017

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Found a solution! Basically just turn off the Default Beep in Windows.

Here's what to do:

  • R-Click on the Speaker icon in the task bar and choose Sounds
  • In the Program Events section select Default Beep and change it's sound to None

Check here for more instructions if you need them: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-system-beep-windows-7-8

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Oct 24, 2017

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It's weird that you have to disable the beep in the entire operating system but honestly it annoyed me anyway. This worked and I can now edit with much less beeping, thanks!

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Now, this is still annoyed experience when using Pr, it's even very challenging to assign shortcut with Alt key. I see that Adobe could do something more to stop that annoyed sound. I didn't experience that beep sound in After Effect.

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