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2 Sound in browsers


For the sounds to be played in Zabbix frontend, Frontend messaging must be enabled in the user profile Messaging tab, with all trigger severities checked, and sounds should also be enabled in the global notification pop-up window.

The sounds of Zabbix frontend have been successfully tested in the following web browser versions and no additional configuration was required:

  • Firefox 3.5.16 on Linux
  • Opera 11.01 on Linux
  • Google Chrome 9.0 on Windows
  • Firefox 3.5.16 on Windows
  • IE7 browser on Windows
  • Opera v11.01 on Windows
  • Chrome v9.0 on Windows
  • Safari v5.0 on Windows, but this browser requires Quick Time Player to be installed

Additional requirements

Firefox v 3.5.16

For playing wav files in the Firefox browser you can use one of the following applications:

  • Windows Media Player
  • Quick Time plug-in.

Then, in Tools → Options → Applications, in "Wave sound (audio/wav)" set Windows Media Player to play these files.

Safari 5.0

Quick Time Player is required.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

To play sounds in MSIE7 and MSIE8:

  • In Tools → Internet Options → Advanced enable Play sounds in webpages
  • In Tools → Manage Add-ons... enable Windows Media Player
  • In the Windows Media Player, in Tools→Options→File Types enable Windows audio file (wav)

In the Windows Media Player, in Tools→Options tab, "File Types" is only available if the user is a member of "Power Users" or "Administrators" group, i.e. a regular user does not have access to this tab and does not see it.

An additional thing - if IE does not have some *.wav file in the local cache directory (%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files) the sound will not play the first time.

Known not to work

Browsers where the sound did not work:

  • Opera 10.11 on Linux.