US News Why this Microsoft employee killed the start sound of Windows

20:55  01 june  2021
20:55  01 june  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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to Windows 7 heard users of Microsoft's operating system a sound when the boot process was completed. With Windows 8, this starting sound had disappeared - probably because of Jensen Harris.

Windows 8 – ohne Startsound. © Microsoft, T3N Windows 8 - without starting sound.

"DÜ-DÜ" - the older ones under you are still reminiscent of the unique tone sequence, which announced the completion of the boot process from 1992 on Windows 3.11. Users should be made aware that their PC was ready for use. In the following years, almost all new Windows versions such as Windows 95, 98, XP or 7 received their own unmistakable starting sound. After that, the computer remained still. And that was at Jensen Harris, as he explained now.

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AB Windows 8 lacks acoustic welcome

on its still relatively young YouTube channel Harris has released a video for about 15 minutes in which he describes why he killed the start sound of Windows. From 1998, Harris worked for around 16 years from Microsoft and as Director of Program Management for the Windows User Experience Team also involved in the development of Windows 8 . The acoustic welcome in booting from Windows computers has failed for a decade, Harris has a simple reason - he is increasingly disturbing.

In the above-mentioned video Harris leads that of course something more accurate. On the one hand, Microsoft moved with Windows 8 to the topic of notebooks stronger. It means: Computers were no longer just started at the desk, but also in the living or bedroom or just outside the apartment. Microsoft also started to develop a touch-enabled interface for Windows at this time.

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Startsound in many situations disturbing

The revival experience for Harris in Puncto Windows start melody was according to his information but an evening at home, as WinFuture reports . Harris had next to his sleeping baby and wanted to start his MacBook (SiC!) To surf. But because he was not sure if he had switched off the sound at the device, he left the MacBook for fear of a possible loud noise.

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- Jensen Harris (@Jensenharris) May 29, 2021

That night he had become clear to him So Harris that a noise is disturbing when starting the computer in many situations - and its team to remove the starting sound from Windows 8. Later he tried to undo the decision. But it was too late for that. The developers had already removed the corresponding code. The good: This could accelerate the boot process.

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