Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1471751
Bell rate limit
Last modified: 2018-05-03 11:53:37 EDT
Description of problem:
GNOME Terminal makes very loud end of file sound when scrolling with a mouse wheel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I only have a logitech m-u0007 to reproduce this issue with. With my setup the issue happens every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open GNOME Terminal
2. Open some text file with less
3. Try to scroll to the bottom and forward with mouse wheel
Pulseaudio will give out awfully loud "Boink" noise. It sounds like many many "Boink" noises are sent in a very tight interval from Terminal to PulseAudio. So it creates a very unpleasant experience.
This issue does not happen if I use keyboard for scrolling. Then I will just hear a single "Boink" that respects my audio settings.
GNOME Terminal implement the end of file sound handling in a better way for mouse wheel.
Should I try to somehow record a video with sound for this?
When you're using "less", gnome-terminal has absolutely no idea that you're viewing a file, or what "end of file" means. What happens is that "less" knows when you hit end of file and asks the terminal to beep. The terminal receives a beep request (actually plenty of them) and obeys.
There could be some rate limiting on beeping frequency or something like that in gnome-terminal...
Makes sense. If I try to do the same thing in VIM for instance then VIM will not send a lot of beep request to terminal - instead I hear one calm beep like it should be.
Could it be that I should open an issue to less then and check if any other software does the same thing? Of course it would be nice for GNOME Terminal to also have some sort of sanity check in place for such scenario.
It could be addressed in "less", but I guess gnome-terminal is a better place. "less" has no clue how long the beep is (and the limited frequency could depend on this), also with that approach way more software (tons of which have nothing to do with timing per se) would need to be modified.
By the way, there are other bug reports about gnome-terminal or pulseaudio (can't remember which) crashing due to way too frequent beeps.
Filed VTE feature request for rate limiting: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=790815.
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