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How do I turn off the new "typwriter" sound effect that occurs when I open a web page or click a link? (began after updating to OS X 10.6.8 and firefox 20)

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How do I turn off the new "typwriter" sound effect that occurs when I open a web page or click a link? (began after updating to OS X 10.6.8 and firefox 20)

I've just updated from OS X 10.5 to OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and Firefox 20. Now every time I open a website or link I get an annoying "typing" sound effect when using Firefox. How can I disable the sound?

My only extensions are collusion and noscript, neither of which seem to be the source of the sound. I don't see any menu options to control the sound effect and it only happens using Firefox.

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Re: How do I turn off the new "typwriter" sound effect that occurs when I open a web page or click a link? (began after updating to OS X 10.6.8 and firefox 20)

Someone else reported this sound last September, but there wasn't any resolution to that thread: After upgrading to Snow Leopard on my Mac, Firefox makes typewriter or paper crinkling sounds when g....

Does it seem to be at all related to whether pages use Flash? Just wondering whether it is some kind of notification sound related to Flash's capabilities of using the webcam and microphone.

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Re: How do I turn off the new "typwriter" sound effect that occurs when I open a web page or click a link? (began after updating to OS X 10.6.8 and firefox 20)

Thanks for your reply. I actually saw the other posting as well, and while initially encouraged that someone else had brought up this topic, was disappointed to see its unresolved status.

It does not seem to be a flash issue as the sound still occurs when I disable the flash plugin and I don't get the sound in any other browsers.

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Re: How do I turn off the new "typwriter" sound effect that occurs when I open a web page or click a link? (began after updating to OS X 10.6.8 and firefox 20)

In Collusion, can you check the Filters tab and see if sounds are enabled there?

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Re: How do I turn off the new "typwriter" sound effect that occurs when I open a web page or click a link? (began after updating to OS X 10.6.8 and firefox 20)

Also a helpful suggestion and clarifying image. I checked the collusion filters tab and the sound was already disabled.

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Re: How do I turn off the new "typwriter" sound effect that occurs when I open a web page or click a link? (began after updating to OS X 10.6.8 and firefox 20)

I just noticed that on the NoScript Options > Notifications tab there is an audio feedback option, but the default sound is nothing like a typewriter.

If it still occurs with all extensions disabled, I'm baffled.