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Beep Block.png
Category Sound
Type Stack
Introduced in 13Oct04
Removed in 16Jan06

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 16Jan06 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.[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 start sound () block can play a beep sound effect:

start sound (beep v)

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