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AOL IM: annoying sound and animated running man icon in task bar.

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Stephen McLaughlin, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. hello-

    please help; when I start up AOL IM there is a very annoying sound
    that sounds sort of like an arrow hitting a tree. Also, whenever this
    happens, the AOL running-man icon in the bottom right-hand corner of
    my task bar is animated and 'running'. I find the AOL running man
    very annoying, so I'd prefer to see him standing still. I can't
    figure out what this is all about; turning off the sounds via AOL IM
    preferences does not seem to rid me of this problem. If anyone knows
    what the deal is, please let me know. I am running version 5.2.3292
    on Windows.

    Thanks,

    Stephen McLaughlin
     



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  2. Mike M.

    Mike M. Guest

    I think it's something to do with mail. Go to preferences>>mail>>sounds.
    there should be a box or something in there to uncheck.
    Mike
    "Stephen McLaughlin" <smclaughlin@usgenomics.com> wrote in message
    news:d33147c3.0310271642.325dd88@posting.google.com...
    > hello-
    >
    > please help; when I start up AOL IM there is a very annoying sound
    > that sounds sort of like an arrow hitting a tree. Also, whenever this
    > happens, the AOL running-man icon in the bottom right-hand corner of
    > my task bar is animated and 'running'. I find the AOL running man
    > very annoying, so I'd prefer to see him standing still. I can't
    > figure out what this is all about; turning off the sounds via AOL IM
    > preferences does not seem to rid me of this problem. If anyone knows
    > what the deal is, please let me know. I am running version 5.2.3292
    > on Windows.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Stephen McLaughlin
     
  3. George

    George Guest

    "Stephen McLaughlin" <smclaughlin@usgenomics.com> wrote in message
    news:d33147c3.0310271642.325dd88@posting.google.com...
    > hello-
    >
    > please help; when I start up AOL IM there is a very annoying sound
    > that sounds sort of like an arrow hitting a tree. Also, whenever this
    > happens, the AOL running-man icon in the bottom right-hand corner of
    > my task bar is animated and 'running'. I find the AOL running man
    > very annoying, so I'd prefer to see him standing still. I can't
    > figure out what this is all about;


    Seems to be a typical "feature" of a program intended to attract teenagers.
    Much like all of the annoying ring tones and beep-beep nextel walkietalkies.

    Unfortunately as time goes on those things seem to have become more
    important that actual functionality.


    >turning off the sounds via AOL IM
    > preferences does not seem to rid me of this problem. If anyone knows
    > what the deal is, please let me know. I am running version 5.2.3292
    > on Windows.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Stephen McLaughlin
     
  4. Dave Oatley

    Dave Oatley Guest

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