Can I suppress the beep from XFCE on logging out?

Alan Mackenzie acm at
Wed Oct 21 10:07:22 CEST 2015

Hello, Petter.

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 08:46:27AM +0200, Petter Adsen wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:34:00 +0000
> Alan Mackenzie <acm at> wrote:

> > Hello, XFCE.

> > I'm using XFCE 4.12 on GNU/Linux.

> > XFCE is a beautiful, practical desktop environment.

> > But every time I log out of it it beeps at me.

> > After a while, this has become somewhat irritating.  What is the beep
> > trying to tell me?  That I'm logging out?  But I know that already,
> > having just clicked on a button for this purpose.  Additionally, the
> > bulk of the screen is dimmed (which is quite nice, really).

> > Is there a setting with which I can suppress this beep?  (Yes, I had a
> > look around the <settings> menu.)  If not, would it be possible,
> > perhaps, to build in such a setting for the next release?

> I'm not sure, but I *think* this is because of the box that pops up and
> prompts you to save the session. If you go to Settings -> Session and
> Startup -> General and disable "Prompt on Logout", I think it will
> disappear.

That is indeed the case.  I've just disabled the "Prompt on Logout", so
that when I click on logout, I get just that, no beep and no dialogue
box.  I think, for me, this is better all round.

> I haven't got a machine available that it's easy to test on right now,
> so I could be wrong, though.

Thank you for the tip!  My irritation is now resolved.

> Petter

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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