15" AluBook Volume Changing Noise

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by birdMan, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. birdMan macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2003
    I recently switched from an old PC desktop to one of the new 15" powerbooks (yay.. ), and everything is going quite well, but I'd like to change the noise made when I change the volume (from the little farting noise to something like the purring noise). Is this something that can be done? I feel like one of my friends who has an older TiBook and 10.1.x running can do this. Is this something that would have to be done with a firmware hack?
    And one further question, any particular things that make things better using OS X from people who are used to using it (quite a sentence).
  2. birdMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2003
    Apparantly this isn't very easy or else I would have gotten a reply. At least I'm not being dumb about it.
  3. michael666 macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2003
    in front of a computer
    on my Macs, I turned this sound off, as I find it annoying. You'll find the appropriate checkbox in the system preferences, "Sound", tab "Sound Effects"
  4. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    Yes, I think There IS a way

    I remember reading an article on MacWorld about three months ago about this. Go to their website and dig around. Like all (not many, OS X is a fairly quiet OS) the default sound is stored in vowels of the system files. It can be changed. I also suggest checking out macosxhints.com. Good Luck!
  5. birdMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2003
    right on, it was on macworld. Pretty keyHERE Now I have the volume change as the little purring noise, which I find much more pleasant personally. One of my friends had it like that and THat was what I expected when i got this baby, but alas, it wasn't so I've been wanting to change it every since. Thanks ya'll


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