What is my imac trying to tell me??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 3kids, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. 3kids macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2006
    I fear the thing is trying to communicate with me, and even my 17 year old son can't figure this one out. The Mac does a 3 beep ding sound all the time. It sounds like the 3 tone warning before photo booth takes a picture, but that application isn't open. I though maybe related to the said teenages ichat, but that isn't running either. I keep the volume muted so I don't have to hear it around the clock, but what the heck is it??
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Probably a running widget, since they run in the background even when they're off screen.
  3. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Maybe you have the system clock prefs set to chime every 15 minutes of the hour.
  4. 3kids thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2006
    Widgets...I bet that is it! I just unchecked everything except the couple I use. The kids have none now. That is probably going to take care of it. I've never changed the system clock, but if this thing keeps trying to communicate, I'll go to the clock.

    Thanks so much!
  5. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Yes yes it might be a widget or the clock but...

    ... I bet your iMac really is a Transformer trying to send earths defense plans to outer space for the upcoming invasion of the super robots! :eek:
  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    Under the Clock setting there is an option to Announce the time. It will do it on the hour, half hour, or quarter hour. Make sure that is not checked.

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