X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

Opened FireFox and have a continuous annoying police siren!! HOW do I turn OFF??? when firefox closed, siren goes away

Posted

Opened FireFox and have a continuous annoying police siren!! HOW do I turn OFF??? when firefox closed, siren goes away

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== this morning when I opened FieFox (May 21)

Opened FireFox and have a continuous annoying police siren!! HOW do I turn OFF??? when firefox closed, siren goes away == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == this morning when I opened FieFox (May 21)

Chosen solution

It's Pac-Man's 30th Birthday today, and Google's homepage is a playable Pac-Man game around the Google logo. My boyfriend had the same problem, then I went to Google and was like Hey, it's Pac-Man! And then the siren started. He plays fine on my laptop, but for some reason the music is stuck on his computer.

All you have to do is disable the "Cool Previews" add on for firefox. Go to the "Tools" link at the top of the browser, go down to "Add Ons", go to the "Cool Previews", click "Disable". Then restart firefox and it should be fine!

Read this answer in context 0

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -getplusplusadobe16244
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 2.9.2.0
  • Zylom Plugin
  • 1.5.0723.1
  • 6.0.12.1739
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • np-mswmp
  • Image Control Plugin for viewing images on Ancestry.com. Version 1.0.0.1
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 2.9.1.0
  • 3.0.50106.0
  • Virtual Earth 3D 4.00090316005 plugin for Mozilla
  • My Web Search Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 GTB7.0 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.3
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
AddThis
3.0.1
true
{3e0e7d2a-070f-4a47-b019-91fe5385ba79}
Adobe DLM (powered by getPlus(R))
1,6,2,44
true
Answers
2.3.54
true
AVG Safe Search
9.0.0.812
true
{3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}
Clipmarks
4.0.1
true
CoolPreviews
3.0.1
true
German Dictionary
2.0.1
true
de-DE@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
German Dictionary (Switzerland)
2.0.1
true
de-CH@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
German Dictionary, extended for Austria
2.0.1
true
de-AT@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
Dizionario italiano
3.1
true
it-IT@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
DownThemAll!
1.1.9
false
Flagfox
4.0.5
true
{1018e4d6-728f-4b20-ad56-37578a4de76b}
Google Toolbar for Firefox
7.0.20100326W
true
{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}
Image Zoom
0.4.4
true
{1A2D0EC4-75F5-4c91-89C4-3656F6E44B68}
Java Console
6.0.05
true
Java Console
6.0.03
true
Java Console
6.0.07
true
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
0.0.0
false
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
My Web Search
1.1
true
m3ffxtbr@mywebsearch.com
Skype extension for Firefox
2.2.0.102
false
United States English Dictionary
4.0.0
true
en-US@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
Virtual Account Numbers for Firefox
3.7.11.0
true
citiucs@orbiscom
Yahoo! Toolbar
2.1.3.20100310105313
true
{635abd67-4fe9-1b23-4f01-e679fa7484c1}
Garmin Communicator
2.9.2
true
{195A3098-0BD5-4e90-AE22-BA1C540AFD1E}
Java Quick Starter
1.0
true
jqs@sun.com
Java Console
6.0.20
true
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.fixup.alternate.enabled
false
browser.history_expire_days
20
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
20
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.importDefaults
false
browser.places.leftPaneFolderId
-1
browser.places.migratePostDataAnnotations
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.places.updateRecentTagsUri
false
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.att.net/
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.3
browser.tabs.forceHide
false
browser.tabs.loadInBackground
false
dom.disable_open_during_load
false
dom.max_script_run_time
1800
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.3
general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet
(.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
keyword.URL
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&q=
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server
18
network.http.proxy.version
1.0
places.last_vacuum
1271264440
print.print_printer
HP Photosmart C3100 series
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_bgcolor
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_bgimages
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_command
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_downloadfonts
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_edge_bottom
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_edge_left
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_edge_right
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_edge_top
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_footercenter
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_footerright
&D
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_headercenter
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_headerright
&U
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_in_color
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_margin_bottom
0.25
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_margin_left
0.25
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_margin_right
0.25
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_margin_top
0.25
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_oddpages
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_orientation
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_pagedelay
500
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_paper_data
1
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_paper_height
11.00
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_paper_size
2490400
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_paper_size_type
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_paper_size_unit
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_paper_width
8.50
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_reversed
false
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_scaling
1.00
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_to_file
false
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C3100_series.print_unwriteable_margin_top
0
privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.enable_ssl2
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

Question owner

Same here.

Same here.

Question owner

how this siren can be turned off

how this siren can be turned off

Question owner

I had the same problem show up today, only with Internet Explorer. Firefox is still working fine for me.

I had the same problem show up today, only with Internet Explorer. Firefox is still working fine for me.

Question owner

Please send me a solution!!

Please send me a solution!!

Question owner

Same problem on my Mac OS X v. 10.4.11

Same problem on my Mac OS X v. 10.4.11

Question owner

Same problem started this morning - please help

Same problem started this morning - please help

Question owner

I want to add that at first it did not begin when starting Firefox. It began when I went to Facebook and started their Bingo app. When the app which uses adobe flash started, the siren began, closed the app, it stopped. Now a few hours later, when I started FF, the siren began. Not sure if it started again when I went to Facebook but now it starts every time I start FF.

I want to add that at first it did not begin when starting Firefox. It began when I went to Facebook and started their Bingo app. When the app which uses adobe flash started, the siren began, closed the app, it stopped. Now a few hours later, when I started FF, the siren began. Not sure if it started again when I went to Facebook but now it starts every time I start FF.

Chosen Solution

It's Pac-Man's 30th Birthday today, and Google's homepage is a playable Pac-Man game around the Google logo. My boyfriend had the same problem, then I went to Google and was like Hey, it's Pac-Man! And then the siren started. He plays fine on my laptop, but for some reason the music is stuck on his computer.

All you have to do is disable the "Cool Previews" add on for firefox. Go to the "Tools" link at the top of the browser, go down to "Add Ons", go to the "Cool Previews", click "Disable". Then restart firefox and it should be fine!

It's Pac-Man's 30th Birthday today, and Google's homepage is a playable Pac-Man game around the Google logo. My boyfriend had the same problem, then I went to Google and was like Hey, it's Pac-Man! And then the siren started. He plays fine on my laptop, but for some reason the music is stuck on his computer. All you have to do is disable the "Cool Previews" add on for firefox. Go to the "Tools" link at the top of the browser, go down to "Add Ons", go to the "Cool Previews", click "Disable". Then restart firefox and it should be fine!

Question owner

When I start firefox sirens start & no way to shut off!!!! I have a IMac

When I start firefox sirens start & no way to shut off!!!! I have a IMac

Question owner

Anybody know if cool previews can fix the problem, or when -- hate to loose it, it's a cool add-on

Anybody know if cool previews can fix the problem, or when -- hate to loose it, it's a cool add-on

Question owner

Same problem here. Goes away when CoolPreview addon is disabled and firefox restarted. After firefox restart, CoolPreview can be enabled again.

Same problem here. Goes away when CoolPreview addon is disabled and firefox restarted. After firefox restart, CoolPreview can be enabled again.

Question owner

Thanks for the workaround, Sheila. I want my Cool Previews back though.

Thanks for the workaround, Sheila. I want my Cool Previews back though.

Question owner

Nope, didn't work! re-enabled it and the siren is back.

Nope, didn't work! re-enabled it and the siren is back.

Question owner

can some solve this problem or do we just have to bin firefox

can some solve this problem or do we just have to bin firefox

Question owner

THE ANNOYANCE of the siren, Im back to Chrome again I guess......

THE ANNOYANCE of the siren, Im back to Chrome again I guess......

Question owner

I have the same problem - please help

I have the same problem - please help

Question owner

I disabled 'cool previews' on firefox-fixed it for me! Good luck!!

I disabled 'cool previews' on firefox-fixed it for me! Good luck!!

Question owner

Uninstall Cool Previews and it will take you the Cool Previews fix to download the new version or go to this link:

http://www.coolpreviews.com/uninstall/index.php?guid=5b265bcb-cbd7-42a9-96...

Uninstall Cool Previews and it will take you the Cool Previews fix to download the new version or go to this link: [http://www.coolpreviews.com/uninstall/index.php?guid=5b265bcb-cbd7-42a9-9652-8b6759b721d6&version=3.0.1.0000]

Question owner

how can this siren be turned off coolpix isnt the problem im on windows 7 and its on all of firefox please hlp somebody for a solution email me str455n@aol.com steve

how can this siren be turned off coolpix isnt the problem im on windows 7 and its on all of firefox please hlp somebody for a solution email me str455n@aol.com steve

Question owner

I have been online about 6 hours using both Chrome and Firefox. When I started Firefox about 15 minutes ago, my laptop started screaming like a police siren!

The sound goes away when I close Firefox.

Help!

I have been online about 6 hours using both Chrome and Firefox. When I started Firefox about 15 minutes ago, my laptop started screaming like a police siren! The sound goes away when I close Firefox. Help!