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OS 10.4 - Changing System Event Sounds?


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Hi,

I've been adding a few sound samples to my system sounds folder, which has worked out well, but I can't seem to find where I actually go to change the event sounds of the OS. For example I would like to change the sound that happens when you drag a file or folder and drop it, and change the sound that occurs when there's an error.

I don't see anywhere in the system preferences where you can change certain sounds for certain events -



So I'm hoping that I have missed something obvious.

I found this site last night which has loads of recorded sounds you can download, any help appreciated.
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I posted this in another thread but I am not sure how to reference that post, so I will simply repeat it here (if there is a better way to do this someone let me know, thanks).

I also wanted to add some sounds to my system sounds on OS-X (10.4) and found it to be slightly more difficult than the older OS-9 and earlier systems.

In the "old days" the Mac made it extremely easy to add new sounds and associate them with events.

To do it now, you need to convert the sound to an AIFF format and then deposit it into the folder located at <your machine name><your hard disk name><System><Library><Sounds>.

In what ever application that you are using, you should see the newly added sound listed when you select a sound to use.
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Hey Pro,
Did u ever get an ans 2 this??
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Yup, as MacProJimBo states above, make sure you name your new sound exactly as the system default sound is named, then backup the original and replace with the new, which usually requires authentification.
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