Overview of Play system sound Action

Automation Workshop includes Play system sound Action, that plays an audio file from Windows sound scheme. Settings can be accessed in Sound settings in Control Panel. This Action always plays a specified sound from current scheme. When the Windows sound scheme is modified or changed entirely, it automatically plays the new system sounds.

Features & highlights:
  • Plays an audio file from Windows sound scheme.
  • Can draw attention of user that an intervention is necessary.
  • Can play system sounds in background.
Usage examples:
  • Use Play system sound Action before Actions that require user interaction.
  • Draw user attention upon some Action experiencing an error.
  • Play system sound when all other Actions within Task have successfully finished.

Play system sound

Action propertiesDetails
SoundChoose a sound from Windows sound scheme to be played.
OptionsChoose whether to wait until playback of system sound is finished or to play it in background.
ErrorsChoose which Action errors will lead to On Error behavior.
On ErrorSet the number of retries performed upon Action error; specify report email From and To addresses, run a different Task, switch to another Action of the same Task or stop the Task entirely.
Additional notes and resources:
Play System Sound
Play System Sound
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