Re: XP Logon/off sounds for 0.24.8 ?
> Do we want to backport the Logon/off sounds for XP from HEAD to 0.24.8?
> Also, does this only affect XP? How about Win9x and Win2000?
My original reply was much shorter but unearthed bugs in the sound code
from HEAD. Therefore, I investigated. What follows is a hopefully
thorough treatment of the entire issue, even if this not about
backporting any more...
The terminology is ambiguous because the event -> sound associations
have changed between XP and Vista and because some events are mapped to
the same sounds. The following describes my take on this mess for Win2K,
XP, and Vista.
I have put the assoiciated sound alias names (see PlaySound's SND_ALIAS
or HKCU\AppEvents) in brackets. The "Sounds" control panel uses
different, "friendly" names. Note that I could only confirm these names
for XP and Vista, not for Win2k.
1.) startup (none?)
AFAICT this sound is new in Vista. It is played by the system when the
logon screen appears, after you start the computer and before any user
is logged on. I assume this is new because my XP test machine stayed
silent during that period.
There appears to be no UI to change this sound. We can ignore it entirely.