regular contributor of TextExpander tips, found out. From his blog, in which the TJ household has finally upgraded from dial-up internet:
So Iâ€™m sitting on the bed with my laptop, and Tracey is working on the Desktop. Weâ€™ve been here for several hours â€” in fact I donâ€™t remember the last time Tracey was up this late.A few minutes ago she turned around and said â€œWhatâ€™s that noise?â€We then had the to-be-expected conversation of me asking What Noise? followed by her trying to imitate the sound and then me mocking her. She claimed the sound was coming from my computer. I told her it was all in her head.I thought it was over until a few minutes later she said, â€œRight there! That noise! What was that?!?!â€â€œOhâ€ I thought, realizing exactly what it was (and that her impression of it wasnâ€™t all that bad, I just no longer â€œheardâ€ it because I was used to it…Itâ€™s the sound TextExpander plays by default when you use a shortcut.
TJ suggests one might want to disable that sound in TextExpander Preferences in the interests of domestic tranquility.Maybe she needs a copy of TextExpander of her very own — then she’ll come to associate that sound with the pleasure of having saved time and energy.