Continous form, beeping sound while mouse scrolling (1 Viewer)

memairport

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I'm late to the game but I created an account specifically to comment on this issue. I am using Office 365 Apps for enterprise, Access version 2106 (Build 14131.20278 Click-to-Run) on Windows 10.

I am experiencing this issue as well on both continuous forms and both linked and local tables and I am determined to figure out as much as possible and I could use your help.

This issue occurs with tables containing only one record and linked vs local tables does not matter. It also occurs when your cursor is in the "New record" row.

I have not been able to duplicate it when selecting the entire row by clicking on the left hand side of the row. It seems to require the cursor to be clicked in a field. It occurs when the row is in the "edited" and "non-edited" state and when a field is null or contains data.

Sometimes it stops occurring while I am testing things out and usually double clicking in a field will start it back up.

I can even get it to occur in a local table with one field (data type doesn't matter) with no data and no primary keys or indexes.
What I have found to be the case as well....when the focus is in a form header field I can scroll without the beeping. The minute I click into a field in the Detail section the beep returns - it is an intermittent beep in the detail section as eventually, while scrolling with the mouse wheel, after a few beeps, the beeping goes away. I have yet to find the trigger for it but thought the header info might help. I will continue to look through this forum for an answer.
 

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I've had complaints from a client about this beeping effect and researched the issue. Although I haven't yet found a fix, I can confirm some details about the effect.

If you have a continuous form, or simply open a table in datasheet view, you can scroll records using the mouse wheel. In this situation:
  1. If you click on any field of any record and then scroll the mouse wheel, the system will beep.
  2. If you scroll the mouse wheel up and down, the system will beep each time the active field/control passes under the cursor.
  3. If you move the cursor over any other field, other than the active field/control, there is no beep when you scroll.
  4. If you click the record selector (left of the list of fields), there is no beep when you scroll.
I think that it is clear that the mouse scroll is causing an illegal navigation move on the active control and the standard control editing processing is beeping in protest. Effectively, it only occurs in "edit mode". It is the active control which is beeping, not the form itself.

Perhaps these observations will inspire someone to find the underlying cause and devise workaround!
I duplicated your comments exactly - thanks - and I too, hope there is an answer forthcoming as this is really annoying.
 

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OK but do remember you can just disable sounds as a temporary measure whilst scrolling.
In my opinion its a perfectly good workround . . . at least till someone works out a better method! ;)
 

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OK but do remember you can just disable sounds as a temporary measure whilst scrolling.
In my opinion its a perfectly good workround . . . at least till someone works out a better method! ;)
"Every time I scroll in your application my computer stops playing my music!" sounds like a good start for a help desk call from hell. :cool:

An improved implementation of this type of workaround could use the Windows Core Audio API to selectively mute System Sounds only. (Access does not register its own audio session, so its is lumped in with the System Sounds session.)

A C# sample of this approach can be found here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/14322736/4783374
(Unfortunately, these audio APIs are not easily useable from VBA.)
 

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"Every time I scroll in your application my computer stops playing my music!" sounds like a good start for a help desk call from hell. :cool:
LOL! Valid point.
However, my own solution (which I'd mentioned before) is just to disable the Windows Beep in Control Panel whilst retaining all other system sounds.

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It works perfectly :D
 

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