Sometimes my Macbook howls like a wolf

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by forcefieldkid, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, this is really confusing me now.

    Every now and again, and regardless of which programs I have running, my 2006 Black Macbook running 10.5.8 will suddenly put out the sound of a wolf howling, like they do at the moon and all that. Even rarer it will make the sound of a bird.. I forget the name of it, the ones that are up at sunrise.

    This doesnt seem to signal anything, and I've checked preferences and cant see what it could be. I thought it might be when growl is running with Adium (growl, wolf.. you get it) but looking at the options in that, I dont see anything there either.

    Anyone know what this is? Its too rare to be annoying, but definitely perplexing.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    What widgets do you have running on your dashboard?
     
  3. forcefieldkid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Calendar, Weather, Currency Converter, Language Translator, iStat and some silly virtual pet (flappie, I think it was called, I got bored one day). I see what you'd pick up, but I've hit dashboard when the sound plays and there's no visible alert coming from that.
     
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  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I wonder if they bothered to look up "flapper" in the dictionary before choosing the name. :rolleyes:

    Anyhow, developing a Dashboard widget that makes sounds of its own accord is even more unforgivable than doing the same on websites.
     

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