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    Is there a simple way to lower the startup chime volume ?

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    Is there a simple way to lower the startup chime volume ?
    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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    Is there a simple way to lower the startup chime volume ?
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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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    Is there a simple way to lower the startup chime volume ?
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    I think of it like the bleeps my old Windows desktops makes on start up...

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    Is there a simple way to lower the startup chime volume ?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwd5 View Post
    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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    Is there a simple way to lower the startup chime volume ?

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    thanks chscag i will check this.

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    Is there a simple way to lower the startup chime volume ?
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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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