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Shortly after starting Firefox the "music" reminiscent of Pac-Man starts. It is only on Firefox (haven't tried Thunderbird) even following an uninstall and re-install of Firefox. Just started today. Am using XP Home SP3.

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How to get rid of Pac-Man sounds

Shortly after starting Firefox the "music" reminiscent of Pac-Man starts. It is only on Firefox (haven't tried Thunderbird) even following an uninstall and re-install of Firefox. Just started today. Am using XP Home SP3.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Only today (5/21/10)

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648)

Chosen solution

Install Chromium and don't use useless extensions.

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I followed the advice to disable Cool Previews and the Pac Man sounds have gone away.

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I have cool previews and disabled it BUT IT WON'T MAKE THE SOUNDS STOP!

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thanks it is gone now

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Add me as another user who uninstalled CoolPreviews and won't ever install it again!

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Thanks for the fix.... I removed cool preview and now the sound is gone.

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yeah, disabling Cool Previews worked.

I think Cool Iris just lost a lot of users today.

For those of you who want a step by step: -open your firefox browser -ignore the music ; ) -click on Tools at the top -click on Add-Ons -find Cool Preview or Cool Iris -click Disable (or Uninstall) -restart your firefox browser -smile in relief at the beautiful silence

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where is cool previews? I can't stop this stupid pac man noise!

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Thanks, It worked ,

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Come on people... Because of the Droodle about Pacman today it's playing the music. Much better even: The Droodle is playable! This is the most brilliant Droodle from Google ever!

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I think CoolIris just did this to get everyone to update CoolPreviews. If you uninstall it go to http://www.coolpreviews.com and reinstall it, the annoying Pacman sounds go away and CoolPreviews works with the new configuration of Google images (hovering over an image to make it open).

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Disabling worked, thank you! Hope they fix it because I really like Cool Previews...

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Chosen Solution

Install Chromium and don't use useless extensions.

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How do disable or uninstall Cool Iris add on? Thanks

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