By default, IE makes a clickety sound when you follow a link. It can get annoying after a while. Here's how you turn it off:
1. Open the control panl2. Open the “Sounds and audio devices properties” applet3. On the Sounds tab, scroll down to Windows Explorer | Start Navigation4. On the Sounds drop-down, select None and OK out of the dialog
[Posting this for the benefit of future google searchers]
In an irresistable Slashdot moment, I can't help but observe that this month's most popular way to avoid the annoying clicking sound in IE is to switch to Firefox. Have you tried it yet?
That's one of the first things that I do when I rebuild a computer. The others (to name a few are): Display My Computer, IE, etc. on the desktop; View known extensions (what an horrific security hole that is), Disable Simple File Sharing, etc. etc.
Will: Nope, I've been meaning to but haven't gotten around to it. I'm actually fine with IE right now. I tried MyIE2 for a while but didn't like it.
Steve: Ditto (and the reason I posted this is that I'm setting up a new machine). It's funny you mention it, actually, because I also started a note today to eventually blog what-all I do on a clean machine, what's my must-have software, etc. I'm right there with you on the known extensions thing, that brings me back to my explore.zip worm days.
I've looked there but can never seem to find the right event. (I'm always looking for something IE related and skip over everything else...).
I haven't tried My2IE, but I use Avant Browser (www.avantbrowser.com), another shell for IE.
I love it, as long as you turn off all the extra button except Close and Restore
Yeah, but how do I get the clicking sound in Firefox???