Resolved CMD+C now making a sound effect???

shimmie

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Dec 5, 2017
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Dude - you are an absolute legend! This fixed the single most frustrating issue I've ever had. It also explains why searching for text in some apps would launch an application of a similar name! And not to mention popping up print dialogs when I did ⌘-P in some apps (which wasn't print).

THANK YOU!

Killing the dock process and having it restart fixed the problem instantly! :)
 

CannonX13

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Apr 22, 2018
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So I've been having the same issue for quite a while. My Mac would be making error sounds when using Cmd-C, Cmd-Z, etc combinations. Rebooting would usually help, but it would usually start on its own after a while. I checked with this thread to see if anything would help, and nothing seemed to help, and I was legit panicking about viruses or something. I think I got the issue right after I updated my system (now have Mac OS X Sierra 10.12.5)

So I figured out today, that at least in my particular case, it's a bug with the Dock application. In fact, when clicking on Launchpad (show all apps) button on my Macbook, it wouldn't open (like open and close instantly). And when I opened it with a hand-gesture, I saw that everything I've been typing has been also typed into the search bar at the top of the Launchpad. Basically, the Launchpad (technically part of the Dock process) for some reason continued 'seeing' all of the keyboard inputs and would sound the error sound when I pressed a combination that wasn't appropriate, like Cmd-C.

Killing the dock process and having it restart fixed the problem instantly! :)

An absolute legend - I went to Activity Monitor and cancelled the dock process and it instantly fixed all of my problems. I made an account on this website just to say thank you.
 

SackJabbit

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Aug 21, 2011
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I also just made a MacRumors account to thank you, kolobochka, for solving this incredibly frustrating problem for me. Worked like a charm! For those wondering, to "kill" the Dock you can open the Terminal app from the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder. Type in the following and then hit return:
killall Dock
The command is case sensitive. https://appsliced.co/ask/how-do-i-relaunch-the-dock-in-os-x
Thanks for the suggestion, this worked for me too! I had many CMD+C, V, etc functions creating an alert sound, which wasn't there before.
 

StellarVixen

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Mar 1, 2018
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OK,you all figured how to turn this off. But how to turn it on? I would actually love to have something like that. How to turn it on?

I am on 10.9.5
 
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rezden

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Mar 14, 2019
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You saved my mental health kolobochka, thank you, I created this account for you mate.
 
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zsh

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Oct 15, 2019
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I had the same problem in Catalina (10.15) and restarting the dock did indeed fix it. Has anyone been able to reproduce this bug?
 

cacolac323

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Dec 6, 2019
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@kolobochka -- the year is 2019, and your post is still so useful. Thank you for this (and the powers of SEO), it had been driving me crazy! (and yes, I created an account just to say thank you)