To turn on ShowSounds


Open Accessibility Options


On the Sound tab, under ShowSounds, select the Use ShowSounds check box.

To turn off ShowSounds, clear the Use ShowSounds check box.


To open Accessibility Options, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Accessibility Options

ShowSounds instructs programs that convey information by sound to also provide information visually, for example, through text captions or informative icons.

Related Topics

On-Screen Keyboard overview

Accessibility Wizard

Control Panel accessibility options

Turn on SoundSentry

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