Snow Leopard Dock...Issue?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheHumphries, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. TheHumphries macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2009
    This really isn't a big issue but it is something I have noticed and being the person I am, kinda drives me nuts.

    Anytime I do something on the dock that involves a noise happening (emptying trash, adium message, etc) the noise isn't in sync w/ the action. It is either way after or way before. This is only on my i7 iMac which I received yesterday.

    Again small issue but anyone have any ideas on this? Is this normal and I just haven't noticed it on any of my other (Leopard only, not SL) macs?
  2. martynmc7 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2008
    I've always had this with my 2008 iMac on both Leopard and Snow Leopard. The noise usually comes a few seconds after the animation, but I always put this down to my external speakers (they also make a pop sometimes before the sound occurs).

    It's never bothered me though so I've never sought a solution, are you using external speakers? I assume you would have mentioned it, but this only happens to me because of mine on Snow Leopard. So I don't think this is a SL issues, may be something up with your internal speakers.

    At the end of the day though, is it really a big deal?
  3. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Same here on my early-2008 MacBook Pro.

    There's a pop sound even before when the speakers are muted.
  4. macdim macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2007
    Same on my MacBook. I always thought the pop was the sound board "turning on". I have a hunch that power to the sound board is cut off when it is not in use to save power. This might explain the delay as well.
  5. TheHumphries thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2009
    I don't have external speakers just the built in on the mac. It isn't a big deal just one of those things I noticed and it will just drive me nuts. Just the kind of person I am. I was just curious if anyone else had this issue. I haven't seen it on my macbook or mac mini.

    I will somehow survive :) Thanks all.

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