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dave.s 03-02-2010 09:52 AM

start up sound
 
Is it possible to turn off the start up sound? my external speakers are always turned to minimum but the sound is always the same volume on start up, would like to turn it off, any ideas?

quin 03-02-2010 10:10 AM

Arcana Research - StartupSound.prefPane

'Download' at the left sidebar

deus_ex_machina 03-02-2010 10:11 AM

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

Beat me haha

dave.s 03-02-2010 10:19 AM

thanks quin, sorted

T_O_P12 03-02-2010 10:19 AM

what type of mac do you have?
Mine starts up with the volume I leave it at when it is shut down without any third party applications

dave.s 03-02-2010 10:45 AM

imac 21" 4gb 1067 mhz ram

quin 03-02-2010 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dave.s (Post 1010223)
thanks quin, sorted

You're welcome. I was curious myself and did a Google ;)

quin 03-02-2010 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina (Post 1010221)

Sometimes, a rookie gets lucky and beat out an old vet with help from Google ;P

baggss 03-02-2010 11:05 AM

You do know that "startup sound" has a purpose, right?

quin 03-02-2010 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baggss (Post 1010240)
You do know that "startup sound" has a purpose, right?

No, I've only been using the Mac for 3 months. Please give us the heads up. Thanks

baggss 03-02-2010 11:22 AM

The startup chime you hear is the machine telling you that it has passed it's initial boot-up hardware checks and that all is well. If you start it and don't hear that sound, it means you have a hardware issue. Windows boxes often beep at you, but a Mac gives you a chime instead.

Turning it off removes your ability to tell if you Mac has any hardware issues upon boot up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chime_(Macintosh)

salmar 03-02-2010 12:54 PM

I agree with baggss on this issue.

chscag 03-02-2010 01:14 PM

I also agree that the POST chime should be left on, however, with the Arcana preference pane you can easily turn the sound down to a lower level without eliminating it altogether.

Regards.

bobtomay 03-02-2010 01:24 PM

Of course, if you're like a whole bunch of us out here, that chime doesn't do a lot of good anyway because we never shut our machines down except for new updates that require it.

deus_ex_machina 03-02-2010 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bobtomay (Post 1010287)
Of course, if you're like a whole bunch of us out here, that chime doesn't do a lot of good anyway because we never shut our machines down except for new updates that require it.

Now that I can agree with. ;)


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