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Plays a system sound with given name.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
App 11.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "App.PlaySystemSound"; Name )   More


Parameter Description Example
Name The name to play. "Submarine"


Returns OK or error.


Plays a system sound with given name.
Sound plays asynchronous.

For macOS, you can go to /System/Library/Sounds folder and look for the sound names:
Tink, Submarine, Sosumi, Purr, Pop, Ping, Morse, Hero, Glass, Funk, Frog, Bottle, Blow, Basso.

For Windows look into registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\EventLabels section.
Current list on Windows 11: ActivatingDocument, AppGPFault, BlockedPopup, CCSelect, ChangeTheme, Close, CriticalBatteryAlarm, DeviceConnect, DeviceDisconnect, DeviceFail, DisNumbersSound, EmptyRecycleBin, FaxBeep, FeedDiscovered, HubOffSound, HubOnSound, HubSleepSound, LowBatteryAlarm, MailBeep, Maximize, MenuCommand, MenuPopup, MessageNudge, Minimize, MisrecoSound, MoveMenuItem, Navigating, Notification.Default, Notification.IM, Notification.Looping.Alarm, Notification.Looping.Call, Notification.Mail, Notification.Proximity, Notification.Reminder, Notification.SMS, Open, PanelSound, PrintComplete, ProximityConnection, RestoreDown, RestoreUp, SecurityBand, ShowBand, SystemAsterisk, SystemExclamation, SystemExit, SystemHand, SystemNotification, SystemQuestion, WindowsLogoff, WindowsLogon, WindowsUAC, WindowsUnlock.


Play sound on macOS:

MBS( "App.PlaySystemSound"; "Submarine" )

Play sound on Windows:

MBS( "App.PlaySystemSound"; "DeviceConnect" )

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Created 2nd June 2021, last changed 17th January 2022

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