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Turn off notification sound for specific apps...?

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    Turn off notification sound for specific apps...?


    Is there no way in W8.1 to turn off notification sounds for specific apps with annoying notification beeps (in my case FB)?

    Everywhere I look, including in this forum, shows me how to turn off notification sound for ALL apps, but I just want to turn it off for SOME apps, those that beep annoyingly and too often. It seems to me that the apps rely on W8.1 for notification sound management, but nowhere do I seem able to turn off the sound for specific apps. Is it me or is it W8.1...?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello OppfinnarJocke,

    The notification sound is a global setting that can only be completely turned on or off.

    If you like, you could turn off showing toast notifications for individual apps though that would effectively no longer have a notification sound afterwards since there will be notification.

    App Toast Notifications - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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    Ok, thanks for confirming this flaw. It is a very strange oversight, I must say; such an obviously useful feature (to me at least) and none of the W8 developers thought about it? Looking forward to W10...

    Thanks.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, it would be nice to turn on/off or change the notification sound for apps like in Windows Phone.
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