System Sounds are Coming Back! YAY!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mac-er, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    According to AppleInsider,
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Was I the only one who found those sounds really annoying? Not that I object to their return, as long as I can turn them off.
  3. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    I find all those sounds amazingly irritating on my pc. They need to make a way for them to turn off if they add that to tiger.
  4. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2004
    Is it my imagination (I never used Jaguar outside of an Apple store) or did the dock in Jaguar make an iPod clickety style noise as you cycled through it.
    And the trash already makes a noise when you empty it! Doesn't bother me, it's an audio clue (although I've come to dread it as it usually cues the moment I realize there was an important file in the trash i didn't mean to delete).
  5. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    My trash doesn't make a noise when you empty it. It does make a clicking sound when you drop something into it.

    I personally would prefer the sound of a trash truck driving up and emptying your trash whenever you empty the trash. :) J/K

    Bringing back system sounds is just another return of "classic" Mac (just like colored labels and Stickies). Now, we just need to get happy Mac back.

    Speaking of changes, does anyone remember the public beta of OS 10.0, with the Apple logo in the middle of the menu bar, and no clock (they wanted you to run the clock application in the dock!) :eek:
  6. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    Any developer here have any of the new sound bytes?
  7. gopher macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2002
    Maryland, USA
    All Apple keyboards ship with a mute button. You can also change your sound output source be a different source than the built-in speakers through the system preferences in Panther. I doubt it will be that different in Tiger that you couldn't there as well.
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    I bet they'll be a switchable option though. The thought of running iTunes while doing some work with every finder action punctuated by a sound would be really annnoying -- at home but even worse at the office with 3 other Mac users sitting next to me.
  9. hackand macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2005
    No, at least my Jaguar dock never clicked. And my trash doesn't make the emptying sound anymore. I can't even remeber if it ever did. I guess my system is a little shy :eek: .
  10. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2004
    You're right - I just realized my trash makes the noise when I drag something into it, not when I empty it. My mistake.
    But I really thought the dock used to click.... Sort of like the noise when you scroll through the iPod.
  11. IDANNY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2003
    Las vegas
    I liked the system sounds in system 9 they where cool but could get on your nerves. I hope that there is a way to turn them off.
  12. andysmith macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2004
    West Mids, UK
    When I moved from Windows to OS X, I thought it was really refreshing that everything you did wasn't accompanied by silly sounds - I hope I can choose to keep it this way.
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I seem to have the sounds working with Panther, but it's not as if I have a choice. Also, one thing I've noticed is that they don't seem that reliable. Perhaps, that's why we really haven't seen much from Apple about it.

    I liked having something other than visual feedback, as long as it doesn't impede performance.
  14. 350z macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2005
    San Antonio TX
    Check under volume preference pane......not sure what update added the system sounds feature "10.3.7 or 10.3.8". Looks like a prelude to systems sounds returning to X.
    I really don't think that they would add this feature to the volume pref. pane just to turn off trash sound.
    Also eliminates keyboard volume keys "blips" if you wish.........

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  15. macrlz9 macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    i can confirm this as i am a developer and get mailed every new update to the tiger beta... they can be turned off and they are just little things like dropping something in a folder or something like that, exactly as stated at the begining of this topic... nothing too noticible though like dragging windows or minimizing like in os 9
  16. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    This whole report from AI made me happy.

    I know it's all eye candy, but I like having new screen savers, desktops, and sounds with easy release. Because Apple makes beautiful stuff, it's simply appealing to the non-work side of my brain.
  17. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2005
    New Zealand
    What ever happened to the 'Quack' sound. I can see a few of the ol' favourites in System Preferences>Sound (Sosumi, etc.) but I don't think the Quack sound made it to OS X! That sound is a classic, just like the rainbow Apple logo and that flying toasters screensaver (luckily I found an OS X version of the flying toasters)... is there any way I can salvage it from an earlier OS?

    ... I know I'm gunna get sick of it pretty quickly, but I need to satisfy my nostelgic urge.

  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    I've just taken a look at our Jaguar equipped G4 – those options were there in 10.2.8 so it isn't a recent addition.

    Mind you, the option boxes are ticked on that Mac, as well as my Mac running Panther (10.3.5) and we don't get any quirky sound effects on either (at least, not that I've noticed).

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