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    Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2)

    After quite a hunt, I have now traced the source of a number of annoying sounds (three knocks with a slight "cat's bell" rattle on the last one, squeak from kiddie's toy followed by a thump, and so on) which occurred for no obvious reason when I was playing something else, "Listen Again" to BBC Radio or playing a music CD, to someone having Yahoo! Messenger active in another user's account on my PC.

    Once you have inspected the 721 or so WAV files which Windows Explorer Search throws up, eliminated the Windows sounds you have already ploughed your way through in Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices, and guessed that once of the more infuriating programs is probably causing it, a few clicks showed that it was down to Yahoo! Messenger, all trace of which had previously been removed from my own user account (or as much as I could find...).

    The solution was to switch to the offending user account and do Yahoo! Messenger -> Messenger -> Preferences -> Alerts & Sounds and remove the tick from the box "Enable Alert Sounds".

    I suppose my only consolation is that I don't have any trace of "AOL anything" anywhere on my PC... <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

    John
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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2)

    John,
    I'm sure that you could find more similar issues with having multiple users logged on simultaneously if you 'try'. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2)

    Are you using "Switch User" or "Log Out User"?
    I use ONLY the Log out user and then log in the new user, you will have a lot less issues such as this if you were to log out.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2

    This is really the only "issue" I have come across when doing Fast User Switching in two or three years of doing things this way -- and I wasn't trying!

    It would be SO much nicer to have one user per PC, but that costs
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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2

    I found that it was cheaper to get the extra PC's than to never have access to one. Betty and I each have a desktop, laptop and a Pocket PC. At our age we replace these items when those different important times come around, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and etc. We have a endless list of ideas for each other. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2

    Dave

    Don't forget that where we pay
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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2

    John,
    What is the real cost difference? I see that up North in Canada, machines and software seem to cost more but in general the cost of living seems to go along the the difference.

    We pay a $1,000 for a REAL good Sony VAIO, what are the Sony's running for you converted to USD?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2

    A Sony Vaio would be

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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2

    There used to be a saying among US (and other non UK-based) computer and car manufacturers, that the UK was "Treasure Island" -- you could charge a fortune and make enormous profits. This is less true nowadays, but the website I refer to seems to think otherwise! It is somewhat out-of-date, because the current colour TV licence price is
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    Re: Sounds from other user's Yahoo! Messenger (SP2

    There is or was an issue with Fast User Switching when using LapLink, so if you have a version of that on your computer I think it best avoided. (My version is 11.5.) If you have to start troubleshooting something from scratch it can be very time-consuming.

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