In certain contexts, e.g., a multi-monitor setup or a large external monitor connected to a laptop, it can be difficult for users to locate an application window that generated a notification sound. If the user has many windows of the application open, the user needs to review multiple windows to identify the source of the sound. This disclosure describes techniques that make it quicker and easier for users to locate the window of the application that generated a notification sound. With user permission, the screen coordinates of each window of an application on the screen are determined. When a particular window of the application causes a notification sound to be generated, the sound is be played only via the left or the right speaker (or the combination with appropriate weighting), corresponding to whether the particular window is placed on the left or right side of the screen.
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Friedman, Elliott Danner, "Spatial Routing of Computer Sounds based on Window Location", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 11, 2022)