New Xbox Feature Allows You To Mute All System Sound Effects
Image: Eden Marie, Twitter

Yesterday, Microsoft treated us to a new feature in the form of the ability to switch TV inputs by pressing the Xbox button on the controller, and the update also included another new feature - the ability to mute system sound effects.

Xbox's Eden Marie has been detailing this today over on Twitter, explaining that the feature is intended for people who "have auditory sensitivities or just want to navigate the Xbox guide, dashboard and virtual keyboard silently."

The option to mute navigation sounds is apparently the result of Insider feedback, and silences things like page whooshes, focus blips, keyboard noises, and of course, notification pop-up sounds.

You can turn these options on by going to Settings > Accessibility > Audio, and then selecting Mute navigation sounds, Mute notification sounds, or both. You can also access them via the Volume & audio output menu.

"Now you can silence the sounds that you hear when navigating your Xbox console, like when changing focus on different elements, activating items, receiving notifications, and so on."

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