Turn off sounds in AIM

If you’re using AOL Instant Messenger (or a similar IM program) in an office setting, be respectful of your co-workers and disable the notification sounds. Those noises can be really distracting!

Here are instructions for the latest version of AIM:

AIM on PC (v7.5): Click on Options in the upper-right corner of the AIM window, choose Settings. Click on Sounds and make sure all buttons are marked “Do not play any sound”.

AIM on Mac (v2.2): Click the AIM File menu in the top-left corner of your screen, and then click Preferences. Click on Sounds and then choose “no sound” from each dropdown menu. Close the window.

For help with previous versions, check here.