System Sounds are Coming Back! YAY!

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According to AppleInsider,
Tiger also appears to be gaining a new set of interface sound effects, sources said. These sounds are triggered by Finder actions such as emptying the trash, mounting shared volumes, and copying or moving files.
 

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miloblithe said:
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.
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.
 
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chameeeleon

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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).
 
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chameeeleon said:
And the trash already makes a noise when you empty it!
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:
 
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killuminati said:
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.
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.
 
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miloblithe said:
Was I the only one who found those sounds really annoying?
No.

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.
 
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chameeeleon said:
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).
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: .
 
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chameeeleon

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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350z

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According to AppleInsider,
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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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
 
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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.
 
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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.

Tim.
 
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350z said:
Check under volume preference pane......not sure what update added the system sounds feature "10.3.7 or 10.3.8"
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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