3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 12:28 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
alibstudio Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want ichat to make sounds when I get a new message and it doesnt. The settings look correct. Please help!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)

    Hi,

     

    In iChat > Preferences > Alerts is the place to set the Sound option.

    The top item is a drop down, listing 18 different actions you can set sounds to (And speech and or AppleScript as well).

     

    You can set something to Text Invite and also Message Received.

    Are the sounds working in iChat ?

     

    If they are working here then go to System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects tab.

    Make sure the Sound Effects Volume is high enough compared to the Master volume.

    This Preferences Pane controls the System Alert Sounds level (And the System Alert is set here).

    There is a separate Volume control for the Alert Sound (Sound Effects) compared to the Master volume  (Much like the way there is a Volume control within iTunes separate from the Master control).

     

     

    NOTE:-

    You can also Highlight a Buddy then do a "Get Info" (CMD and i keys together) and you see and info Card.

    This also has Alerts (17 in this case) and you can set a specific Sound fro a Buddy this way.

    Of course you can also set nothing.

    This will override the "global" settings above.

     

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    9:06 PM      Friday; February 1, 2013


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

     

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  • alibstudio Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,870 points)

    Hi,

     

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    8:28 PM      Tuesday; February 5, 2013


    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