This section describes how to make Emacs ring the bell (or blink the screen) to attract the user’s attention. Be conservative about how often you do this; frequent bells can become irritating. Also be careful not to use just beeping when signaling an error is more appropriate (see Errors).
This function beeps, or flashes the screen (see
visible-bell below). It also terminates any keyboard macro currently executing unless do-not-terminate is non-
This is a synonym for
This variable determines whether Emacs should flash the screen to represent a bell. Non-
nil means yes,
nil means no. This is effective on graphical displays, and on text terminals provided the terminal’s Termcap entry defines the visible bell capability (‘vb’).
If this is non-
nil, it specifies how Emacs should ring the bell. Its value should be a function of no arguments. If this is non-
nil, it takes precedence over the
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