How do I stop the 'DONG' when power on?

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  1. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    I occasionally switch off my MacBook with the volume all the way up, and then wake up my new baby the next time I switch it on.

    Is there a button on the keyboard I can hold down to stop it making the noise when switching on? Alternative is to find and plug in a set of headphones every time.
     
  2. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Fuzzy14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just downloaded it, they've added a version for Intel (Tiger onwards.)

    Thanks for your help. I seem to remember there was a similar control panel back in 7.5.5 ! Progress, eh?
     
  4. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    Very low tech solution....:eek:Plugin some earphones. My daughter did that to mine and I thought it my sound was screwed until I noticed the wires hanging out from the back of the iMac.
     
  5. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't work for my MBP. I just try to plan ahead and turn off the sound before I need to go to the library for instance. Or just sleep the computer.
     
  6. JE-Illustration macrumors member

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    I to use headphones sometimes... I believe hitting the mute button before shutting down will work to.
     
  7. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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  8. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I have an untested idea. Much like the intro image during start up, what if you change the sound file that's being used during start up? I know I did this for my PC. For my MB I changed the intro image by changing the file...wouldn't this work for the .wav also?
     
  9. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    I think muting the volume before restarting makes it shut up
     
  10. g-boac macrumors 6502

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    Fuzzy - the best thing you can possibly do for your baby is get him or her used to the Mac Chime! The sound your baby hears is the sound of excellence!!!! :D

    cheers,
    Mark
     
  11. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    wow i just reread the thread title.... i can't stop laughing
     
  12. Morowin macrumors newbie

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    You can also just mute your sound, and then there will be no chime on startup
     
  13. canucks-17 macrumors regular

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    This is blasphemy. But yes, muting before restart turns it off.
     
  14. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, me too. It's common knowledge you can't stop the dong once the power's on. :p

    The dong is unstoppable.

    That app might work on the startup chime though.
     
  15. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep - that's how I keep my roommates from hearing it when I turn my MacBook on
     
  16. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    I like it when my dong comes on in class,
    everyone usually turns and looks at me
    then they're impressed when they look at where it came from
    :D
     
  17. SevenInchScrew macrumors 6502a

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