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When I open firefox I get pacman sounds in the background...

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I opened my firefox like normal and when I do, no matter what page i go to, i still get the pacman noises. There are no pop ups open and internet explorer seems to work fine.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Today 5/21/10

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; SLCC2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)

I opened my firefox like normal and when I do, no matter what page i go to, i still get the pacman noises. There are no pop ups open and internet explorer seems to work fine. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == Today 5/21/10 == == User Agent == Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; SLCC2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)

Chosen solution

Disable Cool Preview addon, restart firefox and you will be fine. Happy birthday Pacman. GTFO!

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; SLCC2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)

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Question owner

Turned off Cool Previews and problem went away on Firefox. However, when I start Google chrome I get the same thing. The google search box shows a pacman game playing with music - so it seems it is definitely googles pacman stupidity. Once you type in a different search the issue goes away.

AAA Firefox user

Turned off Cool Previews and problem went away on Firefox. However, when I start Google chrome I get the same thing. The google search box shows a pacman game playing with music - so it seems it is definitely googles pacman stupidity. Once you type in a different search the issue goes away. AAA Firefox user

Question owner

I'm Mac user...

I've the same problem today !!!!!

Uninstall cool preview doesn't change nothing!

I'm Mac user... I've the same problem today !!!!! Uninstall cool preview doesn't change nothing!

Question owner

yes that was certainly an ANNOYING bug!!!!!! The damn pacman sound had me worried I thought I had a major virus

yes that was certainly an ANNOYING bug!!!!!! The damn pacman sound had me worried I thought I had a major virus

Question owner

I disabled my cool previews add on and it went away

I disabled my cool previews add on and it went away

Question owner

Had the same problem today. Happily, mjr's post helped: I disabled the 'Cool previews' and everything went OK. P.S. Have the same problem with Chromium... But Links works fine. :)

Had the same problem today. Happily, [http://support.mozilla.com/ru/forum/1/677839#threadId677912 mjr's post] helped: I disabled the 'Cool previews' and everything went OK. P.S. Have the same problem with Chromium... But Links works fine. :)

Question owner

Thanks mjr! Uninstalling the "Cool Previews"extension fixed my problem too.

Thanks mjr! Uninstalling the "Cool Previews"extension fixed my problem too.

Question owner

It was a google doodle for celebrating 30 years of pac-man game http://cybergyaan.blogspot.com/2010/0.../google-plays-pacman.html

It was a google doodle for celebrating 30 years of pac-man game [http://cybergyaan.blogspot.com/2010/05/google-plays-pacman.html]

Question owner

I was thinking about a virus/malware...thank you!!!

I was thinking about a virus/malware...thank you!!!

Question owner

I had a same problem. It was fixed when I disabled my CoolPreviews add-on. Go to 'Tools' then 'Add-ons' then under CoolPrieviews click on the Disable button. Hope it helps.

I had a same problem. It was fixed when I disabled my CoolPreviews add-on. Go to 'Tools' then 'Add-ons' then under CoolPrieviews click on the Disable button. Hope it helps.

Question owner

but i loooove my cool previews!! :S

but i loooove my cool previews!! :S

Question owner

I had the problem also, very aggravating pack-man music and then sirens. I uninstalled cool previews and it went away. I suggest if you have it installed, uninstall it.

I had the problem also, very aggravating pack-man music and then sirens. I uninstalled cool previews and it went away. I suggest if you have it installed, uninstall it.

Question owner

Uninstalling Cool Previews worked for me.

Uninstalling Cool Previews worked for me.

Question owner

I SO NEED HELP THE PACMAN NOISE IS IRRITATING ME! Any suggestions

I SO NEED HELP THE PACMAN NOISE IS IRRITATING ME! Any suggestions

Question owner

Disable cooliris, it got rid of my problem.

Disable cooliris, it got rid of my problem.

Question owner

Yep, I disabled Cool preview and it disappeared (after a restart of firefox).

Yep, I disabled Cool preview and it disappeared (after a restart of firefox).

Question owner

Habe auch das selbe Problem seid heute Abend. Bis heute 14.00 hat noch alles ohne Probleme geklappt

Habe auch das selbe Problem seid heute Abend. Bis heute 14.00 hat noch alles ohne Probleme geklappt

Question owner

Funny I was on my computer earlier today around 6am and I use Firefox (3.6.3) and didn't hear any PacMan sound. Now I just log in around 11am and get this PacMan sound ...so I did what was suggested above, and the PacMan sound has gone away. I also sent an email to CoolIris folks mention this issue.

Funny I was on my computer earlier today around 6am and I use Firefox (3.6.3) and didn't hear any PacMan sound. Now I just log in around 11am and get this PacMan sound ...so I did what was suggested above, and the PacMan sound has gone away. I also sent an email to CoolIris folks mention this issue.

Question owner

Wow that has to be the dumbest move ever.Sure hope Cool Preview enjoys alienating a boatload of users.

Wow that has to be the dumbest move ever.Sure hope Cool Preview enjoys alienating a boatload of users.

Question owner

Same problem, so damn annoying!!!

Same problem, so damn annoying!!!

Question owner

$hit, am i being hacked.? i cleared all my history and cache still hear this Pacman sound in the background, safari browser are fine, please fix this or i will start using other browsers.

$hit, am i being hacked.? i cleared all my history and cache still hear this Pacman sound in the background, safari browser are fine, please fix this or i will start using other browsers.