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Howling wolf that I can not get rid of!!

by DennisM--2008 / June 2, 2010 9:34 AM PDT

I periodically hear the howling of a wolf on my MacBook and IMac. Someone said it was from a certain widget, but I have no widgets loaded!

Any ideas how to eliminate wolfie? Thanks!

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that wolf,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 3, 2010 1:36 AM PDT

not so long ago I started hearing what sounded like a cricket chirping from inside my iMac.
Didn't happen often but it began to be annoying.
I finally found the culprit. A small program called WeatherBug. To draw attention to a weather alert, it would flash its icon in the menu bar and make a chirping cricket sound.

Are you sure you don't have something installed that could be causing this wolf sound?
It would be strange, and highly coincidental, for two different machines to come down with exactly the same curious, and previously unheard of, symptom.

Think about what you have installed, on both machines, lately.


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Wolfie driving me crazy!
by DennisM--2008 / June 3, 2010 1:46 AM PDT
In reply to: that wolf,

Thanks, and I have looked for weather bug to no avail, on either machine. Any other ideas what program may be causing this howling?

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Weather bug was my problem
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 3, 2010 6:59 AM PDT

Your problem is something else.

Does the noise happen ALL the time or only at certain times?

Is there a pattern/


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My howling wolf!
by DennisM--2008 / June 3, 2010 7:01 AM PDT

The howling does not seem to happen at any special times, not that I am aware of! Thank you!

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 3, 2010 9:05 AM PDT
In reply to: My howling wolf!

Does it happen on both machines at once?

How long is the silent period between howls?


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by DennisM--2008 / June 3, 2010 10:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Times,

Thanks for the response. I do not have both machines next to each other so I do not know if it happens at the same time. Interval can be hours between each howl! CAn't find any regular pattern however!

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Mystery of the howling wolf
by Kevin M. Dean / June 4, 2010 11:47 AM PDT
In reply to: WOLF!!
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Flappie the wolf!!
by DennisM--2008 / June 4, 2010 10:50 PM PDT

I looked all over for this widget and found no sign of it anywhere! I looked in my sound file to see if there was a howling wolf listed, and there is not! I too have heard of this Flappie problem, but can not find any trace of it on my machines! Thanks!!

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