Why does OS X produce occasional "Funk" built-in sounds?

jon08

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Nov 14, 2008
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This was already occurring in Leopard and now in SL as well - occasionally, sometimes even more than that, the "Funk" built-in sound comes out of nowhere - at times even several times in a row. Why?

For those who don't know what I'm talking about: it's the sound you hear when you for example get disconnected from iChat or MSN, etc. You can listen to it if you go to System Preferences\Sound\Sound Effects.

Why does it sometimes occur out of the blue, even with no apps running?
 

skottichan

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Oct 23, 2007
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This was already occurring in Leopard and now in SL as well - occasionally, sometimes even more than that, the "Funk" built-in sound comes out of nowhere - at times even several times in a row. Why?

For those who don't know what I'm talking about: it's the sound you hear when you for example get disconnected from iChat or MSN, etc. You can listen to it if you go to System Preferences\Sound\Sound Effects.

Why does it sometimes occur out of the blue, even with no apps running?
I've not experienced it with nothing running. I've narrowed it down to when it's just Mail running. I too would like to find out why.
 
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