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    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?

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    Arcana Research - StartupSound.prefPane

    'Download' at the left sidebar

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    thanks quin, sorted

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.s View Post
    thanks quin, sorted
    You're welcome. I was curious myself and did a Google

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    Quote Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina View Post
    Sometimes, a rookie gets lucky and beat out an old vet with help from Google

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    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

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    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)


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    I agree with baggss on this issue.
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    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.

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    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.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    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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