Recently I was working on a PowerShell script which involved translating byte arrays into strings using the appropriate encoding. Unfortunately I kept getting the wrong choice for encoding and printed out essentially random data to the console screen.
Unfortunately random data + windows console screens = beeps, beeps and lots more beeps.
What’s even worse is these beeps queue up. Almost a full minute after a given encoding mistake I was still paying the price. Highly annoying.
There is no way to disable the beeps on an individual console level. But it can be disabled on a system wide level. Beep is a windows service so it just needs to be stopped
net stop Beep
This does need to be executed with Admin privileges. After that I can code beep free.