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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)

Solution choisie

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

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  • Agent utilisateur : 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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The same thing started happening to me this morning!

The same thing started happening to me this morning!

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Same issue here, is it anything to do with the 30th anniversary and the thing on Google? it happens on any page though.

Same issue here, is it anything to do with the 30th anniversary and the thing on Google? it happens on any page though.

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I am getting video game noises and sirens - not sure it's Pacman, but same issue

I am getting video game noises and sirens - not sure it's Pacman, but same issue

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same here

same here

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I have the same thing just happened 10 minutes ago - Safari works fine and does not have sound

I have the same thing just happened 10 minutes ago - Safari works fine and does not have sound

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I'm having this issue with Firefox as well -- as soon as someone knows what's going on and how to disable it, please post the fix!

I'm having this issue with Firefox as well -- as soon as someone knows what's going on and how to disable it, please post the fix!

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Same here

Same here

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LOL, this will just cause loss of users

LOL, this will just cause loss of users

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Same here. It's quite annoying.

Same here. It's quite annoying.

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Same problem! It has to be the Google pacman 30th anniversary. Maybe it is Google's attempt to get everyone to switch to Chrome. My Chrome is nice and quiet.

Same problem! It has to be the Google pacman 30th anniversary. Maybe it is Google's attempt to get everyone to switch to Chrome. My Chrome is nice and quiet.

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I have the same problem

I have the same problem

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Maybe it has something to do with Google's doodle. It's Pacman

Maybe it has something to do with Google's doodle. It's Pacman

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same problem here..soooo annoying!!! safari works fine, no silly sound...btw plug-ins i have installed= coolPreviews, firebug, NoScript, adBlock Plus. if that helps. who is helping us???? !!!!!!!!!

same problem here..soooo annoying!!! safari works fine, no silly sound...btw plug-ins i have installed= coolPreviews, firebug, NoScript, adBlock Plus. if that helps. who is helping us???? !!!!!!!!!

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Oh, good. I'm not losing my mind! I'm having the same problem on every Firefox page, starting this morning. I would think this is some sort of hack job going on, but if not, it's REALLY annoying either way. Just to check I also loaded my Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome, and they're loading normally.

Oh, good. I'm not losing my mind! I'm having the same problem on every Firefox page, starting this morning. I would think this is some sort of hack job going on, but if not, it's REALLY annoying either way. Just to check I also loaded my Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome, and they're loading normally.

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Oh it wont be long before I uninstall and move to opera

Oh it wont be long before I uninstall and move to opera

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I disabled all my add-ons and it seems to have gone away. Am now re-enabling them one by one to see if one of them might have been the culprit...

I disabled all my add-ons and it seems to have gone away. Am now re-enabling them one by one to see if one of them might have been the culprit...

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just uninstalled the 'Cool Previews' add-on and the problem went away!

just uninstalled the 'Cool Previews' add-on and the problem went away!

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I have the same problem. I can't take it anymore...

I have the same problem. I can't take it anymore...

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What a hideously annoying and inexcusable issue. Ad Block Plus doesn't even work.

I had to disable JS for Google with NoScript.

What a hideously annoying and inexcusable issue. Ad Block Plus doesn't even work. I had to disable JS for Google with NoScript.

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Why is this only a problem on Firefox? IE8 does not do it. Is this a Google screw up or what???

Why is this only a problem on Firefox? IE8 does not do it. Is this a Google screw up or what???