|Issue 163099||Chrome causes Windows to emit the "Navigation Start" sound upon closing a tab.|
|Starred by 30 users||Reported by oliver.s...@gmail.com, Nov 28 2012||Back to list|
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/23.0.1271.91 Safari/537.11 Steps to reproduce the problem: I am still unable to reproduce the issue at will. What is the expected behavior? No sound is audible. What went wrong? Chrome causes Windows to emit the "Navigation Start" sound. Did this work before? No Chrome version: 23.0.1271.91 Channel: stable OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2) I originally reported this issue in 2010: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=58359 There has been no change at all in how this issue represents itself over the past. There's also an ongoing question on Super User: http://superuser.com/questions/129790/how-do-i-turn-off-the-click-sound-when-closing-a-tab-in-chrome where I documented every new progress I made with this issue. From my current point of view, it seems to be related to Windows Explorer and the jumplist for an application. The sound itself is emitted from Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer emits it, because Chrome updates it's "Recently closed" section of its jumplist. At least, both events are following each other suspiciously close. Why exactly this happens is still unclear to me as I've only been working on a Process Monitor level. Closing all Windows Explorer windows, so far, always fixed the issue for. Reopening Explorer windows does not reproduce the issue however. So there is still some underlying detail that triggers this behavior.
Feb 14 2013,
I can confirm this happens on Windows 8 as well, and seems random. Closing any open Windows Explorer windows stops the issue. There are no viruses or weird addons involved.
Feb 15 2013,
Same issue on Windows 7 x64. I just installed Teracopy and then the noise started when I closed tabs. I closed my explorer windows and it solved the problem.
Feb 21 2013,
I can reproduce this issue on WIndows 7 64bit, and closing all explorer windows does make the sound stop. Reopening explorer windows does not cause the issue to return; it returns at random. It is an annoyance and a distraction. I can also confirm that the sound plays when the closed tab is added to the 'recently closed' section of the jumplist shown when right-clicking on Chrome's icon in the task bar.
Feb 21 2013,
I'm actually no longer 100% sure if the jumplist behavior is to blame. I disabled jumplists completely for testing purposes but the issue remained.
Feb 22 2013,
When I've had this problem. One of the explorer windows was pointing at a folder with media files (mkv, mp4 and avi files). A mp4 file selected. Perhaps related? Do you use explorers built in horrible slow and inefficient search feature ? I rarely use it but I did last time I noticed this issue after I had used it.
Aug 22 2013,
Same here in windows 7 64bit, It's very annoying
Sep 15 2013,
I just had this problem and I also had an explorer window (my only one) open to a folder with media files, and I also had an mp4 file selected like labobol posted in an earlier comment. After closing the window, the click sound went away. Unfortunately, after re-opening the Windows Explorer, I cannot reproduce the issue even if I go back to that folder and reselect the mp4 file.
Sep 23 2013,
Windows 7 64 bit, Chrome Version 29.0.1547.76 m. Just happened to me as well, was organising music library (mp3 files in particular). Issue went away after restarting chrome, cannot reproduce anymore.
Oct 17 2013,
Windows 7 64 bit, Chrome Version 30.0.1599.69 m Closing all windows explorer windows corrected this as expected.
Oct 31 2013,
me too. happens about 5 times for every single tab closed with a long delay between each sound. went away for a while after restarting chrome and came back. had to turn off the navigation sound for the entire os. chrome devs: this bug is dated 2012. you suck.
Nov 3 2013,
Wanted to add that this bug still exists when opening and closing tabs. Closing all explorer windows stopped the sound from happening. Appears at random. Windows 7 64bit, Chrome Version 30.0.1599.101 m
Jan 7 2014,
The issue continues with version 31.0.1650.63 m.
Mar 16 2014,
Still there in chromium developpement : Version 35.0.1878.0 (255680)
May 13 2014,
As of May 2014, I am still facing this issue. Using 34.0.1847.131 m on Windows 7. Rather fascinating bug, actually. I hope it'll get solved eventually.
May 20 2014,
Been having this issue lately. I feel like it had something to do with reading pdfs online using chrome although I haven't been able to reproduce it.
May 23 2014,
You can see my original post from February 2013 above. Over a year later I'm still experiencing this issue from time to time. It's happening right now in fact. I was just on Soundcloud playing some music, I unplugged a USB device and then I closed the Soundcloud tab and it made the noise. Now any tab I close, it makes the noise. I'm amazed how this bug still exists.
Sep 15 2014,
I started having the same issue today as well. I can trigger the sound by doing one of two things: - Closing a tab. - Reopening a closed tab with Ctrl+Shift+T (or the context menu option for the same function).
Oct 4 2014,
This issue still exists in 37.0.2062.124 m on Windows 7 x64. I have 67 tabs open in 10 Chrome windows, and notably I also have 5 Explorer windows open, 3 of which are folders containing pictures (one of them is my Pictures library), and 2 of them are pointing to the same folder, one which is in Details view and the other which is in Large Icons view. While the issue is happening, I noticed that it's not only closing a tab, but closing a tab is the easiest way to trigger it. Opening "About Google Chrome" also triggers it. I closed the Pictures library explorer window first, which changed nothing. Then, one at a time, I closed the other two picture folders. Closing the first one didn't change anything, but closing them both caused the clicking to stop. I still have two explorer windows open. I have probably downloaded things to both the pictures library windows and the other folder that I had open that I closed it -- I wonder if the connection between the media windows and Chrome is if you have downloaded something that's in one of the folders that you have open.
Oct 23 2014,
This bug has just manifested itself on my Windows 7 64bit system. I can just have Chrome idling in the background with a few tabs open, and it will suddenly give the "Navigation Start" sounds whenever, even in the middle of the night. I do like the "Navigation Start" sound elsewhere, so I can not use that workaround. I've now had to stop using Chrome completely, it is so annoying. This will need to be fixed.
Oct 23 2014,
In addition, this sudden bug manifesting itself seems to be related to the latest Youtube subscription page update. It reloads the page itself in the background which causes the Navigation Start sound to trigger.
Dec 20 2014,
Reporting that this bug still exists as I just experienced it. No new information to add.
Jan 1 2015,
This bug is still existing on Windows 7 as well. As mentioned above, it appears to be linked with having a Windows Explorer window with audio/video files listed.
Jan 29 2015,
This happens to me sometimes too; I do not believe it is technically a Chrome bug but more likely a bug with something in windows explorer such as a preview filter or the like that is listening for specific events/changes. Undoubtadely closing a tab triggers something which causes the Explorer window containing the thing to reload/refresh and emit the sound. Like others, I cant really reproduce it but next time I will fire up Process Monitor and try to see where it is really coming from and what event might be triggering it.
Jan 30 2015,
Just FYI, I already went on a long hunt with Process Monitor for the reason and didn't have any luck (http://superuser.com/a/417380/36744). Maybe you'll have more luck though :)
Apr 12 2015,
I also just experienced the bug. I had Windows Explorer open and an mp4-file was selected. Closed the windows and the bug has disappeared.
Apr 14 2015,
May 4 2015,
Still happening with Version 42.0.2311.135 m
Jul 8 2015,
Version 43.0.2357.130 m, sound still is present. This issue is live since oct 2010. https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=58359
Jul 8 2015,
Oh, I solved the issue :D Just go to the control panel>>system sounds and in sounds tab find "Start navigation" and change the sound to NONE and viola!
Aug 11 2015,
@ oliver.salzburg: Thanks for the report. I am unable to reproduce the above on Windows 7, 64bit SP1 with chrome version '44.0.2403.130'. Request you to try the steps mentioned in comment#29 and let us know if the issue still persists. Thank you!
Aug 11 2015,
Disabling the sound on the OS level is not a fix for this issue. You might as well suggest that I turn the volume down on my speakers ;) That being said, I don't know anyone who can reproduce the issue at will. If I could, I would probably have a pretty good idea how to fix it. However, this problem still persists and it's a behavior that is specific to the Chrome browser. No other application causes this to happen.
Sep 25 2015,
I also have this issue whenever I open a new chrome window/tab. After a few seconds I get 6-7 "start navigation" clicks spaced about 1-second apart. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Version: 6.1.7601 SP 1 Build 7601. The Chrome extensions I have running: Cicso WebEx Extension; Celarly; DeepDyve plugin; Evernote Web Clipper; Google Cast; Google Docs; Google Docs Offline: Google Sheets; Google Slides; Instapaper; Mailvelope; Save to Pocket; Send to Kindle for Google Chrome;
Sep 27 2015,
Update on my previous comments from almost a year ago: I have updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 (7 Ultimate -> 10 Pro) and am continuing to experience this issue in version 45.0.2454.93 m -- only now it is actually way worse, as closing a tab will (or can) now emit the click noise multiple times. Over the 1 year+ that I've been experiencing this issue, it ALWAYS starts happening when I start downloading images by opening the image in its own tab, zooming in on it, and then right-clicking it, and choosing "Save image as...". If I do this several times with the folder that I'm downloading to open in Explorer, the click will start happening. (Currently it is always emitted in the psychosis-inducing pattern of "click click... click.") Curiously, closing all open Explorer windows continues to solve the problem for me, even into Windows 10. I recommend trying this and seeing if it works for you.
Dec 21 2015,
I am trying #29. On my Win7 Pro the setting is Control Panel >> Sound >> Sounds >> Windows Explorer >> Start Navigation := (None) Though Anant Shejole, if this works I suggest it's a sweep-under-the-rug solution, which is Oliver Salzburg's point. (A) The setting is for Windows Explorer not Chrome, and (B) The original issue happens intermittently and rarely, about 5 seconds after closing a tab in Chrome. (That delay makes it difficult to guess what's causing it.) Making the change in #29 does turn off the click-sound when double-clicking on a folder in Windows Explorer. It will take some time to confirm whether it also solves the original issue for me. It feels like some kind of resource exhaustion. Once it starts happening I have to restart Chrome to get it to stop.
Feb 9 2016,
Unable to reproduce the issue on windows 7 using chrome version 48.0.2564.103.Not observed any sound while closing the tabs. oliver.salzburg@ Request you please try the issue by upgrading chrome to latest stable and update the thread if the issue still persists. Thanks,
Feb 9 2016,
I'm on Windows 10 by now and the issue wasn't reproducible anyway. It just happened occasionally with no apparent pattern. I won't be able to reproduce it any more and I can't remember it happening recently.
Mar 18 2016,
Marking the issue as Won't Fix as per Comment# 37. Please feel free to raise new bug if the issue again occurs. Thank You.
This is still happening... Windows 10 & Chrome 58.0.3029.96 (64-bit).
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