Google Bug Plays Music For Chrome Users

A newly discovered Gmail bug plays background music for some users, when they sign-in to check their email via Chrome web browser; a YouTube video explaining Gmail's new Priority Inbox feature is apparently responsible for the glitch.

Google's help forum is filled with complaints from Chrome users who have been hearing unwarranted background music when they sign into Gmail and one Opera user has also been experiencing the same problem.

Interestingly, the Gmail glitch has also affected users that have activated the Priority Inbox function. A Google employee wrote on Google forums that engineers were working to fix the problem.

This was followed by a Google spokesperson claiming that “This bug has been fixed for the majority of users, and should be resolved for everyone shortly.”

Expanding on the Gmail glitch, one user wrote on the (http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=2a133bdd4b0cdec3&hl=en) forum that “Occasionally there will be a sound effect like a click, a bubble, cards shuffling, a dog growling. There is no music running on my computer. It only occurs in Google Chrome on one of my Gmail accounts, it does not occur in Firefox on anything.”

No one has yet to come with a conclusive explanation as to how it happens; whether this is linked to an unknown vulnerability remains to be seen.

A newly discovered Gmail bug plays background music for some users, when they sign-in to check their email via Chrome web browser; a YouTube video explaining Gmail's new Priority Inbox feature is apparently responsible for the glitch.

Google's help forum is filled with complaints from Chrome users who have been hearing unwarranted background music when they sign into Gmail and one Opera user has also been experiencing the same problem.

Interestingly, the Gmail glitch has also affected users that have activated the Priority Inbox function. A Google employee wrote on Google forums that engineers were working to fix the problem.

This was followed by a Google spokesperson claiming that “This bug has been fixed for the majority of users, and should be resolved for everyone shortly.”

Expanding on the Gmail glitch, one user wrote on the forum that “Occasionally there will be a sound effect like a click, a bubble, cards shuffling, a dog growling. There is no music running on my computer. It only occurs in Google Chrome on one of my Gmail accounts, it does not occur in Firefox on anything.”

No one has yet to come with a conclusive explanation as to how it happens; whether this is linked to an unknown vulnerability remains to be seen.