Anyone know why sounds/alerts don't work in Yahoo Messenger?
I have 2 PC's & a laptop with messenger 8.0 installed and running different operating systems on each. For some reason the alert sounds do not work properly (I get just clicks instead of doors/bells/chimes/etc). The sound for audibles works fine as well as all other sounds on the systems and other programs. I have recently found out that 2 friends claim to be experiencing the same problems.
- ~ * bee * ~Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
a bunch of ppl think somethings broken with their sound files in v8 when in fact Yahoo! changed the sounds from v800701 (released 10 August 06) onwards to "new" ones (they are actually from the Mac version) so our familiar sounds are no more... the latest ones are really quiet also which is why some ppl think they no longer have sounds.. but they do.. it's just that these ones tend to whisper ;)
you can download the previous sounds (.wav files) to replace your existing ones from...
instructions included with the .zip file but basically just unzip the file, copy and paste all the .wav file included and drop them into
and overwrite when prompted
if you need more help check out the supporting article
- ErikaLv 44 years ago
Yahoo engineers are engaged on the messenger at latest. they're conscious of the various issues we are having with the messenger and the mail. Mail alerts went out final week.
- catzpawLv 61 decade ago
You could try to uninstall your current Yahoo! Messenger and download from this link @ http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/... The latest version is Yahoo! Messenger 184.108.40.2066. There is a list of previous versions on the right panel for you to select.
- 1 decade ago
Same thing happened to mine...no more knock..doors..and mail alert sound...just very low chime sounds?