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I had to reboot 3 times this morning and maybe because it's quieter, but the chime seems really loud. I've tried to lower it using the main volume control. Is there anything else I'm missing ?
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No no no and NO! Well yes! Before you restart you need to turn off (silence) the sound, there is NO way to turn it down.
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On my MacBook Pro, the volume of the system chime is determined by how I left the volume set the last time I was in Mac OS. So, if I had it set to medium-low, it will be medium-low the next time I start up. Is this not the case with desktops as well?

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Not on my Pro. Its either on or off.
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I think of it like the bleeps my old Windows desktops makes on start up...
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I don't want to get rid of the chime, just lower it a few notches ! iTunes volume is low, when it's maxed out (my audio in port is screwed so no speakers). I think of the chime as reassuring but at 5am I don't want to wake up the house !
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I don't want to get rid of the chime, just lower it a few notches ! iTunes volume is low, when it's maxed out (my audio in port is screwed so no speakers). I think of the chime as reassuring but at 5am I don't want to wake up the house !
Download the free "Startup Preference Pane" software from Arcana. Works great. Sets the startup chime from completely off to any volume you choose.

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

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thanks chscag i will check this.
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The start-up chime is the same as what you left the volume at before a shut-down 0r restart,well that is how my iMac is anyways.
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