Swoosh noise

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  1. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    Okay, so, lately (since I started using Mail), I hear a swoosh noise every minute or two, whether Mail is open or not. I have no idea what it is, and it's getting really annoying..I'm not receiving or sending any messages, it's just sort of there. Any ideas?
     
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    do you hear this sound even when you logged in without any programs started? Or does it start as you started (and closed) Mail?

    /Rupert
     
  3. Deadaim357 macrumors member

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    Maybe mail is updating his inbox after he closes it or something?
     
  4. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Those are possibilities. Is there any way I can turn off the sounds completely, or even that sound by itself?
     
  5. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Go into preferences and turn it off?
     
  6. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    Oh, haha. I feel like an idiot now..I didn't see it before x_X thanks.
     
  7. Barry N macrumors member

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    I don't mind the swoosh sound...it's those other damn voices in my head:D
    Wait, there they are again.
    Sounds like Steve Jobs or Hillary...hard to tell
     
  8. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So, I went into preferences and turned off all the sounds, but I still get them. Am I just doomed to insanity, then? =/
     
  9. iheartdi macrumors newbie

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    yeah so i'd noticed the same swooshy sound too. it wasn't there on the first couple of weeks of using my new computer, but one day it just started, and hasn't stopped, repeating itself every so minutes [i have a new macbook pro that's around 4 months old]. Now, on my office [which is mac platform'ed], some of the older computers have been switched to new aluminum intel imacs, and they're getting the same swoosh sound too. I don't use mail on mine, but we do use mail at the office. They're all running leopard though, maybe it's a bug. Though i have an older intel imac which i updated to leopard, in which i do use mail, and i don't get the sound.

     
  10. BileGhost macrumors member

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    Theres a button on your keyboard that disables the sounds. Mute :p.
     
  11. iheartdi macrumors newbie

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    yeah well, it's not as annoying as it is preoccupating. i'm assuming it's some sort of bug. bottom line is, something's making the sound, and only God knows what it's doing without you noticing..nothing in computers happen 'just because'
     
  12. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I use mail and I've had this problem for a while. Just now it did it about ten times in a row. Swoosh swoosh... Really annoying. I can't believe this hasn't been fixed yet. I can't wait until Snow Leopard.
     
  13. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Mail Prefs>new mail sound>none. Or, system prefs>sound>uncheck "Play user interface sound effects". Or, earmuffs.
     
  14. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it's in Mail. I went into the iChat prefs and found a swoosh noise. It's for when one of your chat buddies signs on or off. I couldn't find the noise in Mail.
     

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  15. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I see "swoosh sound" and I think iChat. Could be the sound of you (or buddies) logging in and out.

    Remember that iChat might still be running in the background even if its main window is closed.
     

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