Turning down, or stopping start up sound

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  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    How Can I change lower the volume, or turn off a start up noise? When I have my speakers plugged in even if the volume is low the start up apple noise is so loud it's crazy help

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    chris
     
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Sys Prefs > Sound > Sound Effects > Alert Volume (i believe)
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    I always hit the mute just before I shut down. Then I just turn on the sound when I need it.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This suppresses the loud BONG!!!! sound that happens when you start the computer up? I never knew that! Wow. :)
     
  6. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    damn that was a great application, but it doesn't work with an intel mac! what's crappy thing. Anyone else?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  7. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    Did you try the mute button? Before you shutdown or go to sleep, mute your sound. I don't know how your keyboard is set up but the f3 button on mine mutes the sound. I just hit that key and close my laptop. Just make sure to remember that you did this...the first time I did I kinda forgot, and when my computer started up without the sound I had a whole 20 seconds of wild heart palpitations, thinking something was drastically wrong. Duh...
     
  8. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I know i can do it that way but come on lol a 2000.00 + computer can't do something so simple. Apple is so good to use, and accomidating I guess I just found the one thing that ticks me off that they haven't addressed yet.

    Chris
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Well...since you brought that up. :p It's a Mac. Why should you need to restart it more often than once every three weeks or so? :) Just put it to sleep.

    But hopefully one of the applications or mods that can kill that startup sound will be Intellized very soon.
     
  10. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I agree. It should be something simple that is implemented in the Open Firmware/EFI of every Mac. Starting a computer should be discrete by default. I know that for a lot of college students, it would cause a bunch of disruption. I had some professors that would say things when someone's laptop/cellphone or whatever would go off.
     
  11. Melkor macrumors 6502

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    I love the loud bong, and I wouldn;t have it any other way :D
     
  12. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I love bongs too.....oh....you mean the computer sound...woops..:p
     
  13. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Holding the mute button when you turn on the computer will silence the sound too. Although the 'Bong' is just one of those things that makes a mac, a mac.
     
  14. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha I know, but I don't want to go through all that. You know I was going to ditch my harmon kardon sound sticks because i thought it was just them lol

    chris
     

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