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How do I enable sounds in the finder in 10.8.2?

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tommmy Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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Nov 2, 2012 1:16 PM

When I deleted a file in the Finder or emtied the trash I would have a sound that I don't have in ML.

How do I enable it? Do I need Tinker Tool, or am I missing a setting somewhere?

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2 HG Intel Core I7 8 GB Ram
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,030 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to tommmy)

    You are referring to the Sound Effects option in Sound preferences. If it's already enabled then turn up the volume until you can hear them.

  • Martin Pace Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to tommmy)

    Make sure the 'Alert volume' slider is NOT all the way to the left and ensure 'Play user interface sound effects' is checked in the Sound preference pane.

    Screen Shot 2012-11-02 at 1.22.44 PM.png

    Edit: for some reason my brain failed to engage . Also check 'Play sound effects through:' selection.

  • Martin Pace Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to tommmy)

    Do other sounds play fine (movies, music, etc.)?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,030 points)

    Click on the Output tab and be sure you are connected to your output device - speaker, internal, headphones, etc.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)

    Hi,

     

    You would want to know if other Alert sounds played during normal use.

    Mail > New Mail.

    Messages > Any actions with sound Set  in the Alerts part of the Preferences.

     

    And so on.

     

     

     

     

     

     


    8:56 PM      Friday; November 2, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to tommmy)

    HI,

     

     

    So...

    Sound Effects.png

    Like mine it reads Headphones but is in fact a device that is plugged in to that Socket.

     

    You can see that I have some Extra (Custom) sounds and these are stored in ~/Library/Sounds.

    Do you have any additional Sounds ?

    If yours are Built-in (System) ones only which ones are listed ?

     

    The System ones are the ones you were talking about at the beginning.

    In Messages > Preferences > Alerts are the ones for Messages  (They are tucked away in the App).

     

    Do the Sounds Play in Messages when you test/change them ?

    Select the current choice showing in the sound choice drop down to Play in Messages.

    This volume may be different to the System Alerts as they are played by different methods.

     

    Does Skype have similar sounds for Logging in, Inviting and connecting and so forth ?

    Can you hear those ?  (either in the App or as Alert sounds in normal use)

     

     

     

     


    7:49 PM      Saturday; November 3, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to tommmy)

    Hi,

     

    You are welcome.

     

     

    For the points Helpful Star

     

     


    8:27 PM      Monday; November 5, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to tommmy)

    Hi,

     

    So from my pic on the 3rd Nov you have the System Sounds listed.

     

    The "Play through" drop down is set to the "Headphones".

     

    The Sounds from Skype and the New Mail Sound  (I.e. sounds from other apps that play as Alerts can be heard).

     

    The Volume for the Sound Effects (System Alerts) is high enough and so is the master (Output) volume.

     

    However you can not hear the System Sounds play during normal use of the computer.

     

    If you go to Hard Drive/System/Library/Sounds are the sounds listed there?

    IF you try and play them from there do they Play (most likely they will be added to iTunes to do this) ?

    (You can use Open With and chose Quicktime to play them)

     

    If it is playing non System Alerts then we have to find out why it is not playing the actual System Alerts.

    Checking that they play in iTunes or Quicktime  will be the first step.

     

     

     

     

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    7:55 PM      Thursday; November 15, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,375 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to tommmy)

    tommmy wrote:

     

    Thanks, Ralph,

     

    snip ........................

     

    Does it depend on the allignment of the stars?

     

    Tommy

    It will continue to function until 12/21/12, post back on 12/22/12 for further updates

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