Surreal sound

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    joyssl New Member

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    Why is my iMac honking at me? Doesn't it like OS 10.13.5?
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Hello,

    Not sure what you mean by "honking"?

    -Which model Mac?
    -Can you describe the sound further?
    -Does it make the sound when using certain applications?

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    joyssl New Member

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    It really sounds like a honking goose.
    Sound is intermittent - when I'm using the keyboard on any app. ???
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Could it be one of the  > System Preferences... > Sound > Sound Effects > alert sounds? If so, you could have a bad key on your keyboard, which may cause the alert to play when it is pressed.

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    Yes, it was the basso sound. I pressed all the keys and some did honk - then didn't honk and others honked. My keyboard is fully charged. Do need another one?
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Ahhh...glad you found the source.

    You don't need a new keyboard necessarily. Some keys don't work in some apps.

    -Are the ones that honk consistent in all apps?
    -Which keys give the alert sound?

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    I tried a different keyboard with the same results. Because my mouse was also acting strangely, I used the disk utility from the safe boot. It partially helped, so I downloaded ClamXAV and it seemed to clear up the situation. Perhaps, I had a virus. Thanks again. (*_*)
     
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    Cool! ClamXav is an excellent program.
     
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