GNU bug report logs - #53196
28.0.90; Default Emacs is too noisy

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Package: emacs; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: "N. Jackson" <nljlistbox2@HIDDEN>; merged with #1305; dated Tue, 11 Jan 2022 20:21:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
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Subject: 28.0.90; Default Emacs is too noisy
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I ran emacs -Q today (to confirm a bug) and I was driven to
distraction by all the beeping. [My Emacs is mercifully silent,
presumably(?) because I have `visible-bell' turned on, so I'm not
used to all the noise.] On this system the beep sounds like a drop
of water falling into a pool and it is very loud (even though I keep
my volume level set quite low). Just a few minutes in emacs -Q was a

It seems that this noisiness must be a deterrent to new users
starting to use Emacs; it would certainly discourage some from
sticking with it when they first use it.

One simple improvement would be to not sound a beep when the user
presses `C-g'. That would reduce the amount of noise very greatly.

In GNU Emacs 28.0.90 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.30, cairo version 1.17.4)
 of 2021-12-03 built on moondust.localdomain
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.12014000
System Description: Fedora 34 (Workstation Edition)

Configured using:
 'configure CFLAGS=-O3'

Configured features:

Important settings:
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Acknowledgement sent to "N. Jackson" <nljlistbox2@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#53196; Package emacs. Full text available.
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