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Defeating boot up sound?


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Hi, new mac user here, but enjoying learning!!!

Is there a way of de-selecting the sound, and having a silent boot up when switching on my MacBook pro.
I've searched the forum and the mac on board help files but can't find the answer. Can you help please?

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The only way I know is if the sound is muted when the machine is closed down.

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I notice the sound follows my last setting. If I have the sound off when I shut down my Mac will boot up silently also. But - I don't know if there's an actual setting to turn it off permanently.

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I don't think there is a way to do this besides muting your computer before putting it to sleep BUT you can check the sound settings in system preferences (I would check for you but I am not currently on a mac).
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Google it...I have a program that silences it permanently ( unless changed back ). I do not know the name off hand...not at the computer. Haven't heard the chime in a year now....
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Try this program: Arcana Research - Software & Download
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Considering you only have to restart your MacBook, what, once a month for security updates, is it really worth the trouble?
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I have used the startup sound application from Arcana for a year now and it works great...
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Thank you all for your help; Arcana looks best option, I shall give that a try.
Cheers......Brian.
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The startupSound.prefPane is very useful.

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