Bell noise

I was using the python console on my account and noticed that if you press Tab while entering input, it makes a bell noise. I just wondered why you put it there? It is an interesting noise, and my dog looks at the computer when it makes the noise, but does it mean anything?

When you hit tab, it will try to auto-complete what you're typing -- for example, if you type "imp" then tab, it will see what it can auto-complete that to, and will get "import". It will then make a "ping" noise to tell you that it's done that.

You actually get the same effect if you're using autocomplete in Python on your own machine, it's not something we added -- we just set things up so that when the running program asks for the terminal to make a "ping" noise, then we do that.