Random delete noise every once in a while

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by breathesrain, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. breathesrain macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2010
    On the MacBook Pro I'm using, every once in a while I hear the sound effect that plays when you delete something...I'm not sure what it's called (a sort of poofing noise). It goes away when I uncheck "Play user interface sound effects" in preferences, so I'm guessing it's not a bug. Any way to check what it's coming from? I have Firefox open almost all the time, but other applications change and the sound doesn't go away. Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    i believe that poofing sound is the sound you get when dragging an icon off the dock. the delete sound is the paper crumpling.

    dont know if that helps you, actually i dont see how it would;), but i thought that it could make it easier for someone that might know what is going on to diagnose the problem.
  3. breathesrain thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2010
    I figured that out, but I've still had no luck identifying it. I've tried using the console to see if any commands come up right after the sound, but nothing. I thought there was something- a com.microsoft.Word[529] thing, but it didn't reappear after subsequent noises. It's never immediately after an action I take, and most of the time it happens when I'm not pressing any keys. I'm rather stumped- this isn't my computer; it's a school computer, so I thought it might be monitoring software or something. But I closed the firewall as much as reasonably possible and the delete poof still persists...It's kinda creeping me out.

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