Changing the sound of my trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mashinhead, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    I thought this feature was in the system prefrences under sound. but i can't find it and i swear i'v seen it before. How to i change what sound the os makes when you empty the trash?
  2. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005

    Not that I have any answer, I just wanted to find out what you're going to change it to. A burp, especially the burp the Sarlacc made in Return of the Browneye (er, Jedi)? A porn star moan?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
  3. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2006
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Too bad Oscar the Grouch hasn't made an appearance in Mac OSX.

    "Oh I love trash!"

    "I love it because it's trash!"
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    The hard way:

    Go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Components, fond CoreAudio.component, ctrl-click and show Package Contents. Inside there, drill down to Contents/resources/SystemSounds/finder (and also the neighboring dock folder) for the trash sounds.

    Changes you make to these are, of course, vulnerable to loss after system updates.

    [edit: My memory failed me here, MacBarf really only works for ejecting, not regular trash operations. Sorry. ]

    The slightly easier way:

    Again you have to show package contents and drill down to Resources to change the sound file, but at least you don't have to mess with core OS goodies or worry about Apple changing them back on you.
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands

    That brings back memories! :cool: :D
  7. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    You could use X-Sounds if you don't mind haxies, or you could download their soundsets (normal aif files) and drop 'em into Core Services as iMeowbot said.
  8. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2006
  9. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    i like the last one, but anything that's less of an earsore when you have headphones on.
  10. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    I have tried following the instructins above but it still uses the normal sounds. Even when i flat out take them out of the folder. What am i doing wrong?
  11. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    You need to relaunch the Finder before changes will take. Also, the file needs to be named exactly empty trash.aif, it's not smart enough to pick up alternatives like .aiff etc.

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