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Notifications, Alerts, Ringtones, oh my...

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by jtpryan, Mar 23, 2010.

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    I'm trying to figure out the differences between these things. Ringtones are fairly clear, but alerts and notifications are not. I seem to have the same ones available to me no matter what.

    Ultimately I am looking for a very subtle, low, "beep" when I get a corporate email and none of the ones that come with the phone are like that. They are all kind of annoying actually. I can find plenty of ringtones to download, but not a lot of simple, short, alert sounds. I did find some, but while I think I install them, nothing new appears on the list. I am using Touchdown for my exchange mail.

    -Jim
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    That's because the notification sound goes off for just about everything except calls.

    How are you downloading them? If it's through the Market I can't help you. If you're downloading audio files off the web (in a supported format) then you need to make sure that they are moved to a /notifications folder on your SD card.

    In Touchdown, if you want a notification specific to Touchdown you need to enable it within Touchdown's settings. Make sure you select Custom Sound and specify the correct location. The default location is /system/media/audio/notifications. Your downloaded notifications will be in /sdcard/... /notifications (replace ... with whatever subfolders you choose to set up in between).
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    Thank you, that was a huge help. Now, I know this is silly, but where could I find a "Ping" sound out there? Everything is long and loud...

    -Jim
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    You can edit sounds to whatever length with the Ringdroid app. Also, notification volume doesn't have to be the same as ringtone volume; there's a checkbox you can uncheck to adjust them separately.
    Have you managed to change the sound the Droid makes when it starts up and prepares your SD card? I'm still looking.
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