Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to patrick14)
I have experienced the same symptoms.
Opening Audio MIDI Setup, and changing the Built-in Output>Format to another choice (2ch-20bit Integer) and then back to the prvious setting (2ch-24bit Integer) briefly fixes the lack of Mail sounds, but unfortunately the problem eventually returns after computer sleep.
I have tried a Safe Boot, and removed the Audio MIDI plist without success.OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to patrick14)
This worked for me (for now anyway!):
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to Ferd II)
I appreciate the info. I tried these steps but no success. If you come across anything else please be sure to pass it on. Thanks! Patrick
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to was1234)
I appreciate the info you sent. I tried this also, but still no sounds. If you should come across anything else please be sure let me know. Thanks! Patrick
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to patrick14)
i'm finding disfunction in the alert sounds of Mountain Lion as well, but mine is the opposite problem. i DON'T get a swoosh sound when mail is sent, and can't seem to find where the swoosh sound settings even live in mountain lion.
anyone know anything?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to was1234)
The proposed fix works... temporarily.... but the same issue is back. Not a permanent fix.
A few other bugs I have noticed with Mountain Lion as well.
1. On a newer iMac it takes forever to wake from sleep. Works okay on my MBP and an older iMac.
2. Sound effects are not working when placing something into trash and when emptying trash.
3. Mission control not working all the time. Have to kill the Dock and it comes back.
I hope these issues are fixed in the next update.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to patrick14)
well, in Mail they're supposed to be "alerts" but yes, given their intermittent functioning I would agree, they are now nothing more than "sound effects". worst of all, intermittent ones. keeping a good mood-- now, obviously, many others are experiencing the very same thing. come in Big Apple :-)
but annoying - at least when they ARE functioning you get a confirmation that you've sent a mail, or conversely that you don't have any new mail. when they work sometimes and become silent at others - when they go silent on you (a bug from way back before even Leopard) you are left wondering whether the function has been accomplished or not, and after sending mail I find myself so often having to look back in the 'sent' box to see if really was sent. time-wasting to say least...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to was1234)
Yes, quitting the "coreaudiod" process using Activity Monitor brought back my Sent Mail sound effect!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to patrick14)
update: the problem seems to crop up again, over time. Quitting the coreaudiod will fix it, but only a matter of time before the issue happens again. Funny thing about when it starts working again: it plays every single sound effect that should've played, so I get a deluge of sounds after fixing.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 1:39 AM (in response to Jensen Gelfond)
to me it's just downright annoying - should be the most basic thing to have working properly....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to maharaj)
I am having the same mail sound issues. I have been trying to isolate when I lose mail sounds and I think it might be after a wake-up from sleep. Quitting mail and restarting seems to help .. for a while. This is happening on all of my computers.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to Taoswoman)
guess wot ! i've isolated it - the programmers haven't finished their job and the marketers have released it. should we all have to become a band of amateur computer trouble-shooters just for this?
the more people tag onto this thread and reveal the problem, surely Apple can kindly fix it...
of course if it's a conflict from some '3rd party' software other than Apple's that is, that would be another thing...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2012 5:33 AM (in response to patrick14)
wow, I tried the temporary fix above and about a week of send email swooshing went on - I had it on full volume and had to hide under the table....
Actually I didn't understand the instructions above - I opened sound effects in settings, and changed everything and changed it back again. output, input sound effects. It was one of them. question is how long will the fix last.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to maharaj)
you mentioned that you isolated the issue. what did you find? would love to know the fix.