As we often insist on Ubunlog, one of the most attractive features of GNU / Linux for users, is the possibility of customize the system aesthetically. As you well know, we can change the theme of windows, cursor, icons. But … Can we change the system sounds as well?
If it’s GNU / Linux it’s clear that the answer is yes. And is that in this article, we will teach you how we can change the sounds of our system. If you have an affinity for music, you can use sounds created by yourself. If not, you can search for system sounds on the Internet, such as on pages like Gnome-look o Xfce-look. We tell you step by step.
Whenever we are going to change some graphic component, such as the theme of icons, we get used to it download the package of icons on the pages mentioned above, we unzip the package, And finally we copy the folder with the icons in the corresponding directory.
Well, with the sounds the procedure is very similar. There is a directory where system sounds are stored. This directory is, as mentioned above, / Usr / share / sounds /, And as you can see, all the sounds are in this directory.
However, in the latest versions of Ubuntu, change the sound it’s not that simple as in previous versions, since in the Sound settings, we cannot change the sound theme directly, as we could before. That said, the solution I find easiest is to change the sound we want manually.
For example, if we are in KDE and want to change the login sound, we need to find the file KDE-Sys-Log-In.ogg.
So, it’s already a matter of replace this file with the new sound we want. But it is very important that the sound we replace has the same name and the same extension (KDE-Sys-Log-In.ogg). Before making any changes, we recommend that you back up your folder. All you have to do is run the following:
mkdir ~ / backup
cd backup && mkdir sounds
its cp -avr / usr / share / sounds / ~ / backup
Then we can replace the new sound inside the / usr / share / sounds / folder:
suo rm /usr/share/sounds/KDE-Sys-Log-In.ogg
sudo cp KDE-Sys-Log-In.ogg / usr / share / sounds /
Other sounds that may interest you are:
- KDE-Im-New-Mail.ogg (New e-mail).
- KDE-Sys-Log-Out.ogg (End of session).
- KDE-Sys-Warning (System error messages).
- KDE Window Minimize (When minimizing window).
- KDE-Window-Maximize (When maximizing window).
Then, as we mentioned, it would be a matter of replacing these files in the / usr / share / sounds / folder with the new sounds we want.
We hope this article has helped you and now you know how you can change system sounds, to give a distinctive touch to your Ubuntu. Until the next 🙂