These days I have to do long evaluations and I would like to get back to my notebook as soon as they end. Is there a way to ask Mathematica to produce a sound signal anytime it ends an evaluation?

I know I could use Beep[] or ask Mathematica to say something more silly with Speak[]. Yet I would also have to copy and paste these commands at the end of each cell, and this may be annoying. Is there a way to have this done for any evaluation in my notebook?

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    $\begingroup$ EvaluationCompletionAction $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 10:52

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An alternative to EvaluationCompletionAction would be to adjust $Post. Try

f[x___] := With[{}, Beep[]; x]

Now Beep will also be evaluated once every evaluation. Use $Post=. to stop the beeping.


I would use

$Post = (Beep[]; #) &

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