clicking sound effect while browsing scrolling mouse
As I scroll with my mouse pad over website a "clicking" sound effect goes off.
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
I was scrolling as I browsed the internet
- Gecko default plugin
- Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
- Office Live Update v1.0
- Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
- Version 188.8.131.5239
- Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.43.2
- The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20100713 Firefox/3.6.7
Can you please try it in a new (temporary) Firefox profile and see if the issue is still present? See this article to know how to create a new Firefox profile. Please report back the results.
Also, does this happen on other browsers or is it just Firefox?
It ONLY happens in Firefox. It is driving me crazy. Its like a "light tinkering of a bell" whenever I scroll with my mousepad.
I did what you said and it didnt help. this clicking sound is driving me bananas
thanks again, but let me know if u have any other suggestion
If a new profile has the same problem, it's an indicative that it's something external to Firefox that's doing this. As you can probably imagine, this doesn't happen to me or any one Firefox user I know of. This may be caused, then, by a plugin (go into Tools > Add-ons > Plugins to manage them), or any other thing in your computer. Even the drivers of your mousepad.
Of course, if I was able to hear the sound, maybe I'd be able to identify where it comes from. Is it a Mac OS X sound? Maybe it's some kind of "error" that's being reported to the OS and that shouldn't be happening?
In any case, try reinstalling Firefox. No data will be lost, so don't worry.
I have the same problem on my mac (imac). It doesn't happen with Safari. I am running Firefox 3.5.15 and yes it is driving me nuts so much so that I no longer use Firefox. Safari is my current app.
"Safari is your current browser" to be correct. "App" is an abbreviation of "application" and I'm sure you don't use just one application at a time.
In any case, have you read what's above?
Yes I know what an app is and what a browser is. Yes I have read what's above. This is a relatively recent phenomenon and very annoying. As I said it doesn't happen with Safari or any application, only with Firefox. Thankfully, it hasn't reappeared for a couple of days. Naturally, Murphy's law will prevail and it will reappear.
It started a couple of days ago and this morning figured out it wasn't my IMAC, but the browser, as it doesn't happen in Safari. I just don't like using Safari. :O(