The current notification sound is a little bit annoying. I thought the sound is the browser default sound but it is not. I heard a different sound the same browser in different chat rooms.

How can i change notification sound?

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    This is a meta question
    – Alvar
    Commented Jul 3, 2011 at 11:04
  • @Alvar: It's not a meta question. A meta question is about the site itself, this question is about Ubuntu itself: changing the notify-osd sound, which does not have to be related to AU.
    – Lekensteyn
    Commented Jul 3, 2011 at 11:15
  • please explain yourself more Achu so we understand. IS it specific to AU or is it general for the browser?
    – Alvar
    Commented Jul 3, 2011 at 11:17
  • @Alvar meta? how is this meta?... @Achu you need to change the Sound theme on Sound preferences. Commented Jul 3, 2011 at 11:17
  • join the chat... I think it's a meta.....
    – Alvar
    Commented Jul 3, 2011 at 11:23

2 Answers 2


I've created an Userscript for it which is available at SE Chat custom notification sound.

After installation, you need to reload the page. The button will be available next to the "set audio notification level" button:


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    Good job! it is Awesome!....
    – Achu
    Commented Jul 4, 2011 at 18:50
  • victorychat.org/message_for_me ← this does't work (it's audio/x-wav). Any chance you can make this work? Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 8:30
  • You need to convert it to a MP3 file, it's stated explicitly in the description. I might make an upload feature that does that automatically, but I've yet some work to do like a backup plan that should have been completed two months ago :O
    – Lekensteyn
    Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 11:27

You can't.

The SE Chat creates an audio element on the site to play the sound (or a Flash applet, if your browser doesn't support it). So the sound is hard coded into the system.

The only thing you can do is disable the sound altogether. Luckily, this is pretty granular:

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    You can't yet...
    – Alvar
    Commented Jul 3, 2011 at 12:00

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