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Sound Effects Not working Correctly in Mail 6.0 or Notification Center...

24592 Views 80 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2013 10:07 AM by jasimon9 RSS
  • maharaj Calculating status...

    Mike I was just being facetious

    "guess wot ! i've isolated it - the programmers haven't finished their job and the marketers have released it."

    that's all one sentence. i was suggesting it's not written properly in the first place. sorry if i misled you!


  • karenjs Calculating status...

    Very interesting...I posted the same issue over on another thread (to no avail either).

    BUT - when I occasionally use the Air Play mirroring to send my laptop screen to my Apple TV, as it connects, I also get "a week's worth of send email swooshing" going on.  It appears that those mail sounds (and all the alert sounds I've clicked on in Prefs -> Sound trying to isolate and fix this issue) get queued in a buffer somewhere and then they all rush out.  For Alpha Centauri, it was when he tried the temp fix above.  For me, it is upon mirroring my screen to Apple TV.


    Surely, this is helping the coders find the problem.  Yes? this thing on?? 




    PS. Here is the link to my question...not that it will help you.  Just trying to cross the streams in an effort to get this annoying crap solved.

  • Speleding Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I couldn't find any reference to it yet in Apples bug radar database (which could very well be becuase I couldn't find it becuase people each describe it differently), so I added it

    Problem ID: 12225258  Sound effects sometimes delayed until restart of coreaudiod

  • dmauch Calculating status...

    Mountain Lion is full of careless annoyances...the sound problem with Mail 6.0, the fact that you can't scroll down for multiple email deletions, etc.  C'mon Apple, let's get on it.

  • Speleding Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I heard back from Apple : "This bug has been closed as a Duplicate. The issue is being tracked under the original Bug ID# 9116427"


    Unfortunately, I can't view the other bug ID but at least we have some assurance that Apple Engineers are aware of the problem (and have been for some time judging by the much lower bug ID)

  • JayLowe Calculating status...

    As far as sounds are concerned, I think putting the computer to sleep seems to cause the bug. Thanks Taoswoman for the hint.



    Thus, the temporary solution is now to force quit "coreaudiod" and refrain from putting the computer to sleep...until that Bug ID is resolved.


    If you want to test it yourself:

    Quit Mail.

    Force quit "coreaudiod".

    Restart mail. Sounds are working.

    Sleep computer. Wake.

    Sounds are not working.

    Force quit "coreaudiod".

    Sounds work again.

  • waugse Calculating status...

    I face the same issue here, but only since about yesterday (even though Mountain Lion is installed since its release).


    In my case, making the computer sleep or restarting it, doesn't help at all. Most times the Received-Mail-Ping also is not eternally gone but approximately 5 minutes late. Like I get an email with no sound, five minutes later it bings even though there is no more unread email in the inbox.


    Sometimes, however, the bing doesn't come even after five minutes. I got the feeling that the sounds are queuing up somewhere because a couple times something (I didn't do anything particular I could explain it with) seemed to release them and all of a sudden I would get like all the 20 pings at once, which I should have heard over the past two hours even though all emails are read by then.


    It is not a serious issue, but it is quite annoying. I have now switched off the ping entirely because all these false alarms are irritating and disturbing my workflow. Thanks for fixing it asap, Apple!



    Macbook Air 11, Mid 2011, 1.8 GHz i7, 4GB, Mountain Lion 10.8.1

  • Finnieous Calculating status...

    Hi all, I'm very new to writing in these, first one, but the discussions have helpped me numerous times in the past so I thought I would pass on what I did.  I have read through this thread and have not seen the following so here it is.


    I'm running Mt. Lion 10.8.1 on a MPB about late 2010  2.66 GHz  i7.  Since the install of ML I noticed that I was no longer hearing the whoosh sent sound in Mail and no longer hearing the new message sound (a custom one I created a couple years back).


    I Quit Mail and looked for the "coreaudiod" to Force Quit but could not figure out what JayLowe meant by "coreaudiod" so I gave up and opened up Mail again. 


    On opening Mail I get a message from Mail regarding the "certificate" and "trust" issuse of certain mail servers that I have for my work email account.  I usually just say "Trust" but this time I opened the certificate and chose "Always Trust". 


    The little red X on the certificate turned to green (I think it was green might have turned blue).  I have tried to repeat this message from Mail but I can't get the certificate warning to pop up again after resarting Mail.


    Regadless my woosh is back and my new mail alert is back.  I put my Mac to sleep and both alerts are still working even after coming back from sleep mode.


    I hope it last because it was really annoying not having those sounds that I have come to count on over the years.


    Hope this helps.



  • MrWitt1 Calculating status...

    I find that when I receive a FaceTime call on my MacBook Pro the sending mail swoosh sound plays for all of the mail I have sent much like you hear when quiting the coreaudio process!

  • Speleding Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I just had it happen again on 10.8.2, so it's not fixed yet

  • Paul Calculating status...

    I had to jump in here, as I was looking for a solution to this exact issue. when I wake my rMBP from it's power nap, all the mail sounds that didn't play when they were supposed to, all play out at once. Quite annoying. 10.8.2 has not fixed the issue for me either.

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