Last Comment Bug 567398 - Unwanted audio effects come one 1 second after opening Firefox.
: Unwanted audio effects come one 1 second after opening Firefox.
Status: VERIFIED INVALID
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Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: General (show other bugs)
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: x86 Mac OS X
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Reported: 2010-05-21 10:58 PDT by Patricia Ryan
Modified: 2010-05-21 12:11 PDT (History)
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Description User image Patricia Ryan 2010-05-21 10:58:40 PDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

An annoying siren and 'cartoon' sound effects audio track starts one minute after opening Firebox.  I use a Mac OS X 10.6.  I cannot turn off the audio from within Firefox.  I must hit mute on my computer to eliminate sound.  I've tried re-installing Firefox but problem persists.  I use the default theme setting.  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Firefox.

2.Wait 2 seconds
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Comment 1 User image Aaron Train [:aaronmt] 2010-05-21 11:09:07 PDT
Is your homepage google.com?
Comment 2 User image Aaron Train [:aaronmt] 2010-05-21 11:20:37 PDT
Most likely is, today Google is honouring Pacman's 30th anniversary with a playable version of it in their logo. The sounds play automatically.
Comment 3 User image Patricia Ryan 2010-05-21 11:29:22 PDT
my homepage is NYtimes homepage.  I have not used any google sites or applications today.  The unwanted sound effects continue, regardless of what website I am on.  The sound abates momentarily when I am loading a graphic heavy page.  The sound stops only when I completely close Firefox.
Comment 4 User image Aaron Train [:aaronmt] 2010-05-21 11:35:00 PDT
Do you happen to have CoolPreviews 3.0.1 addon installed? The author found a bug and is fixing it. If CoolPreviews is enabled, the music plays even if you don't have Google opened in your browser tab. 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2207/
Comment 5 User image Patricia Ryan 2010-05-21 11:38:21 PDT
Yes, I have CoolPreviews 3.0.1 installed.  How do I disable coolpreviews until the bug is fixed?
Comment 6 User image Aaron Train [:aaronmt] 2010-05-21 11:39:25 PDT
The author makes mention

"You can turn of the music by either (1) shutting off the volume on your computer system, or (2) temporarily disable CoolPreviews from Firefox Tools > Addons > Extensions > CoolPreviews.

We should have a fix or a new download available later today on our website www.coolpreviews.com. 

We apologize for this inconvenience."

Hope this helps Patricia!
Comment 7 User image Patricia Ryan 2010-05-21 11:44:01 PDT
I disabled CoolPreviews and the audio went away!   Thanks guys!  I'll download the update later today.   Kudos to all!
Comment 8 User image l8o.n3ll@gmail.com 2010-05-21 12:09:40 PDT
Could this have anyting to do with Goodle celebrating Pac Man's Birthday today! I have the same problem, on Mac, with CoolPreviews. Will disable and reopen. BRB.
Comment 9 User image l8o.n3ll@gmail.com 2010-05-21 12:11:30 PDT
Yes, diabling CoolPreviews resolves the problem at this time. Thanks.

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