Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70215
Erratic behaviour of "terminal bell" setting in gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
As I get annoyed pretty quickly by the terminal bell, I edited the "current
profile" and noticed the "Terminal Bell" box was not checked. I checked it,
thinking that would disable the bell. It did, but now, everytime I hit tab to
complete a command, the whole terminal window flashes. Even more annoying than
the bell! So I tried deactivating the checkbox, but it stays checked now no
matter how hard I try.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open gnome terminal
2.Press tab a few times, notice the bell
3.Select Edit/Current Profile
4. Notice "Terminal Bell" is not checked
5. Check it and click on Close.
6. Press tab a few times. Notice the whole window flashing.
7. Select Edit/Current Profile
8. Uncheck "Terminal Bell" and click on Close
Actual Results: When you go back in, the "Terminal Bell" setting is checked again
Expected Results: I expect it to behave properly.
And _please_ don't flash the whole window instead of beeping...that's even more
annoying...especially while typing in the dark...
Nalin does vte have some sort of visual bell feature?
I am experiencing similar problems, but in my case the "terminal bell" setting
clears itself when I close the setup window. In any case, I cannot get
gnome-terminal to stop beeping.
Havoc, the terminal does have a visual bell -- that's the screen flashing you
see when the audible bell is silenced. At the moment it doesn't have a
so there are two issues here - one is that the checkbox for toggling the bell is
screwy (someone has a boolean value backward).
The other is that if you manage to toggle it off, the visual bell appears.
FWIW I think we should add the "neither" setting. But given time constraints it
might be a good idea to just disable visual bell for this release.
Fix from CVS should be applied:
* src/profile-editor.c (profile_editor_update_silent_bell): add
missing "!" that made the "Terminal bell" setting behave
Actually, in the (null) beta, I don't get the visual bell anymore. The "Terminal
Bell" option in gnome-terminal doesn't appear to do anything. Everytime I check
it, it unchecks itself.
Setting Preferences/Keyboard/Sound/Keyboard Bell works great for gnome-terminal.
I can turn the beep on and off at will. I never see the visual bell anymore.
So it seems the only thing to do is get rid of the "Terminal Bell" in
Fix applied in 2.0.1-5.
Fix confirmed with gnome-terminal-2.0.1-5.