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    Post Disabling sound when turning on computer
    I have a 24-inch iMac (2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) running version 10.5.8 software. The question is: How do I temporarily disable the start-up sound when turning on the computer. I notice that the volume at start-up relates directly to the previous setting when shut down. Sometimes, however, silence is needed when starting up. Is there a key I can hold down during start-up to do this? Thanks so much!

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by jhartmann View Post
    How do I temporarily disable the start-up sound when turning on the computer.
    If you simply put your computer to "sleep" when you are done with it...when waking it up it will make no startup sound.

    But if you have to shut down the are some ideas:

    Mac Help - Mute, Disable or Quiet the Mac Startup Sound/Bong/Chime/Tone


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    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Or turn down your volume before you shut it down? >_>"

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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Thanks Nick, a valuable asset. In my situation, I have an external amp to rather powerful speakers, and thanks to 'grey cell moments', I sometimes forget to lower the amp volume on boot or restart. Those poor speakers!

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