imac restart sound, stacks and another misc issue (new user need help, i searched!

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  1. dangermou5e macrumors member

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    #1
    basically, ive got 3 issues! brand new mac user though, so take it easy on the tech stuff, but im willing to try anything ^^

    just for reference, i have a 24" imac which i bought 2 months ago :)

    first of all - today i upgraded to 10.5.8 through the software update thing, and i had some issues with my wireless, that it kept sort of going on and off.. turns out it was something to do with the channels over which my router was connecting to the mac with, which is what apple support told me. any way :p while i was talking to the guy from apple, he told me to go to my mac HD and pull out a folder called SystemConfiguration and put it on my desktop, i cant remember what where exactly it was from (hope this makes sense).. now the issue is ^^ ive now got this folder sitting on my desktop, and im wondering what to do with it.. is it like a system 32 kind of thing? or can i just drag it to the trash?

    second - everytime i restart my mac, it tends to make this loud noise, nothing bad, its just a sound like when you log onto windows.. i was just wondering if there was a way to turn this down? restarting at night is a dangerous thing for me considering how loud it is :S

    third - ive just worked out how to use stacks (nifty little thing ^^), and ive read online all sorts of ways in which i can change the icon for a particular stack instead of diaplying the icon for the first item, but they still show all sorts of stuff behind, its not just one clear icon! i was wondering if i could just use one image of a folder and then you wouldnt see anything behind the front one?

    TIA :D
    sorry about the ramble, hope my english is understandable, not my first langauge ^^
     
  2. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    I can answer you for the 1st and 2nd question:

    1) ask the apple tech guy what to do ?

    2) This is a start up sound *which i think it's nice* you can disable it by muting the sound before restarting :)

    edit: check this http://mozymac.com/forums/f16/disable-mac-startup-sound-169
     
  3. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    I know nothing of this file but, were I you, I'd put it back and leave it alone until I learned what it is and what it does.

    Here's a link to a simple procedure to mute the startup sounds.

    Just Ctrl-Click the Stacks folder you want to change and check the "Display as Folder Option" to get rid of items that will show up behind an icon.

    HTH ... Cheers! :cool:
     
  4. dangermou5e thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks a lot for the help guys, i will phone apple tomorrow and ask them about my first issue

    thanks for everything, all is good :D
     

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