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    gdestiny
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    mac mini - disabling the power up "donnnggg" sound
    how do i disable the "donngggg" sound the mac mini makes when you first turn it on? i've RTFM but couldn't find it in there.

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    I don't think that there is a way to permanently turn it off in OS X.

    What I do is just make sure that when I put my Mac to sleep or shut down that my volume is turned to zero. Then when it awakes or turns on the "Dong" is silent.

    Hope this helps
    Paul

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    You can download this:

    http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~arcana/software.en.html

    It installs a preference pane in your system preferences that allows you to set the volume of the startup sound, including mute it.

    I installed it because in the beginning, I also always shutted down my mac after using it, but for some strange reason, it never used the volume setting I had for the startup sound, it was always at full blast (pretty annoying late at night).
    But 2 things I'd like to add:
    1. Don't mute it completely, because it's also an indicator that everything's fine while starting up.
    2. Use the Mac's sleep function. Unlike most Windows PCs, it works very good, the Mac starts nearly instantly, plus the pulsing powerlight looks cool IMO (well, not if your Mac is in your bedroom though...).

    I always put mine to sleep, as most Mac users do. The only restarts I do is when an Apple software update requires it.

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    gdestiny
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    thanks, avalon; i'll give that a try. yeah, that start up sound is pretty loud late a night...

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    Cloudane
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    I downloaded that and it didn't work (PP worked, but had no effect upon restart) YMMV *shrugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudane
    I downloaded that and it didn't work (PP worked, but had no effect upon restart) YMMV *shrugs*
    Hmm...works fine on my PowerMac since a year or so, with any version of Panther.

  7. #7
    Badger
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    Besides Startup Sound there is another PP called Psst! Try a search on macupdate.com. Maybe it will work for you. (Like Avalon, I've used Startup Sound without problems.)

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