My terminal can and does sound a bell for different actions such as hitting tab or running >printf '\7'. My Vim is configured to sound a bell for error scenarios such as the command ggk.

However, vim-terminal does not sound the terminal bell when I hit tab (in insert mode) or run >printf '\7'.

Is there a way to enable the bell in Vim terminal?

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I believe the following options are related to error bells:

  • errorbells
  • visualbell
  • belloff

I also believe vim defaults to no noisiness, so you have to explicitly turn them on. Try :set errorbellsand see if that gives you what you want.

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