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beep:: sound
Category Sound
Type Stack
Introduced in 12Jul04 (0.x)
Removed in 03Oct06 (0.x)

The Beep block was a stack block and a sound block. The block produced the system Beep sound as defined by the operating system. It was removed in Scratch 03Oct06 for unknown reasons and made an obsolete block.


In early development of Scratch, the Beep block used a system sound. In Windows, the default Beep sound is Windows_Background.wav (the windows error sound), so it will play the Windows error sound, or, in some cases, the BIOS beep (Built in Computer Buzzer) .[citation needed] The effect on MacOS and other operating systems is unconfirmed, but is said that it does nothing.[citation needed]


Currently, there is no workaround to the system beep. However, the play sound () until done block can play a beep sound effect:

play sound (beep v) until done

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