Weird sound playing randomly, can anyone please help me?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by harryfromglos, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. harryfromglos macrumors newbie

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    #1
    So on Thursday 13th I put down the lid of my mid 2011 Macbook Air with OS X 10.7.5 and went to go for an appointment. When I came back about 45 minutes to an hour later and opened it up again a mysterious 'click' sound effect started playing at random intervals in Google Chrome. Anyone else having this? I hadn't downloaded or updated anything either in Chrome or my notebook between going out and coming back in again. I can't for the life of me imagine where it might have suddenly come from or what it might mean, nor do I know if it's a Chrome or Mac sound - might it be a sound on Chrome that came without warning with the latest automatic update or a Mac sound that I accidentally turned on? It surely can't be the latter because I recently disabled all the alert and user interface sounds (and the volume feedback 'pop') because I didn't want them anymore, so I'm pretty baffled. I searched my machine for .aif, .aiff, .wav, .mp3 etc files that sound like the 'click' and couldn't find anything. I haven't been listening to anything on my notebook since Thursday because you never know when the 'click' will play and I find it quite annoying.

    FWIW (it may not be but you never know), in Chrome the only extension I have is Adblock Plus 1.7.4, and my plugins are:

    RealPlayer
    QuickTime 7.7.1
    Widevine Content Decryption Module 1.4.1.377
    Chrome PDF Viewer
    Adobe Flash 12.0.0.44
    Native Client (box unticked, I think that's by default)
    Java 14.9.0
    Flip4Mac 3.1.0.1
    Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer (box unticked, again I think by default)

    I also use the Spotify Web Player.

    Any help much appreciated - thank you!
     
  2. Shift Option K macrumors regular

    Shift Option K

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    Nov 26, 2013
    #2
    Can we somehow hear the sound in a video or recording or something?
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #3
    Since this behavior is random, does it also happen in other applications like the Finder, Safari, Pages etc?

    If it doesn't try trashing Chrome and downloading a fresh copy of the latest version.
     

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