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Fix Missing Mail Alert Sounds
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Jan 29, '10 06:04:40PM

I just found a solution to the annoying Finder "user interface sound effects" (which I understand iTunes also has, though I haven't confirmed this) which play when you turn on the Sound prefpane's option for these effects, when all you wanted was to hear all of Mail's action sounds: use TinkerTool, whose "Finder" pane has an option, "Disable sound effects", which turns off these sounds, which won't turn off Mail's action sounds, even if you toggle the Sound prefpane's setting for alerts or user interface sound effects. After selecting TinkerTool's "Disable sound effects" setting, you'll have to quit from and relaunch the Finder for the change to take effect--TinkerTool normally does this automatically after you select its option to disable sound effects, but if it doesn't, you can do it yourself: Option-click on the Finder's icon in the Dock, and select the popup menu's option, "Relaunch".

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