Can't identify certain sounds -- brand new MBA user

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thisismetcalf, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. thisismetcalf macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2013
    Hi all,

    I'm a new Apple computer user (longtime device user) and cannot ID a couple sounds coming from my MBA. They happen at times where no use is occurring. I may be on Safari reading online, but not clicking, scrolling or downloading anything - then a sound happens. It's always the same sound, as if something is being sent, like an e-mail, text or something.

    Anyway, I review the sounds in the Sound menu's of System Preferences, but none of them are the right sound.

    How can I ID the sound and identify why it's happening?

    There is another sound as well I cannot ID, but it happened only once.
  2. stayley macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2013
    How about Skype? If you have it running in the background it makes a sound when someone comes online. This took me a while to figure out (it didn't do it on Windows).
  3. DEG1 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2013
    N. Chicago Burbs
    I know the sound you are hearing and I have never figured it out. Yes, it also does the same thing when someone logs into Skype, but also when Skye is not even running.
  4. MatsSkoe macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2013
    Same here!

    That Skype sound kept me also wondering the first 1-2 weeks. It drove me nuts, until eventually I found the cause. :D

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