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A Random Or Different Startup Sound File Every Time

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#1 Gothmog


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Posted 16 December 2005 - 02:44 AM

This could be the dumbest question of the day, but does anyone know a way to have the sound windows plays at startup (or even shut down) be randomly picked from a list or directory? This way I could have more customization of my OS and put all those hilarious 20 second or less audio clips to good use. Its just an idea anyway :thumbsup:

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 06:24 PM

I do not how to make the .wav file used at startup random.
However, if you would like to change the .wav file, go to:

Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speach, Audio > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tab

Under "Program Events" you can assign a sound to pretty much any Windows event.

Maybe you could create a program that will choose this .wav file randomly, sell it to Apple, and then that would insure that Microsoft would include this feature in their next version of Windows! :thumbsup:

There are some pinball sounds included with Windows. If you want to use them, after selecting a Program Event, browse to C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Pinball. You can even preview the sounds. I have had a lot of fun with those.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 16 December 2005 - 06:28 PM.


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#3 sirfredrico


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Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:26 PM

i found this, i dont know if it will do what your saying, ive never tried it.


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