3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 5:33 PM by xtremecarbon
xtremecarbon Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)



For the past couple of weeks, I keep getting a "swoosh" sound in the background, every 1-3 minutes. I can't figure out where it is coming from, but I think Facebook/Twitter integration is the culprit, since I cannot modify "sounds" in Notification Center settings. It might be Mail, or Tweetbot as well.


It goes away whenever I restart my Mac, but this is inconvenient.


Is there a way I can fix this, or better yet, remove the sound file from my computer?



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • xtremecarbon Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)

    Bump. I have ruled out it is not Tweetbot, so it is something built into OSX; this might make removing the sound file easier, but I can't find a "swoosh" like sound anywhere. Either Mail, or FB/Twitter at this point.


    Leaving Apple some feedback on their page to let us remove Sounds for Twitter/Facebook in Notification Settings, I suggest you do the same if you're curious about this problem.

  • a13xbrowning Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I had this issue and was wondering what the culprit was a few months ago. Turns out in Messages (or i guess iChat if your running it) has notification sounds set on as default. The swashing sound is caused by a buddy becoming unavailable. This can be disabled by going into Messages > Preferences > Alerts > Event > Buddy Becomes Available/Unavailable, and unchecking the "Play A Sound" option.


    Hope this helped.

  • xtremecarbon Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)

    Thanks for your tip a13xbrowning. I discovered last night that it was Messages making the noise, kudos for posting instructions on removing the sound.