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Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by barnetda, Jul 25, 2012.
I would like to change the reminder notification sound any idea how to do it?
Me too! No option under sounds or notifications in system prefs, nor in the individual app settings.
Really is an annoying reminder noise. If anyone knows how to change the sound please let us know.
Holy crap yes...I assume if I try hard enough I can find the actual sound file buried in my user folder and just replace it. Is it the task finished sound? I can't even figure out where it's coming from. But its not pleasant at all. Very odd for Apple.
It sounds like the 'Basso' sound effect from the 'Sound' panel of system prefs.
It is possible to change.
Don't think you can change all sounds. They are hidden in deep locations. This works because the Calendar and Reminders both rely the system sound,"Basso" as their default alert sound. That sound is located in /System/Library/Sounds and is called Basso.aiff
Here is what to do (In this order):
1. Delete Basso.aiff
2. Find a better alert sound
3. Change the name of the sound to, "Basso" and convert it to AIFF so it should now be called, "Basso.aiff"
4. Move the file to /System/Library/Sounds
5. Restart the computer
6. Now your default alarm for Calendar and Reminders has a great sound. Enjoy!
Hey, why are there no sound files within this file directory on my system 10.8.1?
I just checked /System/Library/Sounds/ on my 10.8.1 and there are the aiff files.
That's odd, mine is simply blank..? I waited patiently possibly thinking it was loading, but nothing!
Open the Utilities folder
Open a terminal window
Copy and paste the following line in:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
Now hold alt on the keyboard and right click on the Finder icon
Click on Relaunch
You will now be able to see any hidden files or folders. When done, perform steps 1-8, however, replace the terminal command in step 5 with:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
There is a sound folder for your user and a sound folder for the system. I was just doing this, and one of them was empty - but the other had the sounds. I hope that's the case for you as well. I had to hold option while in the GO drop-down to find my library. They keep making this harder and harder by trying to make it so easy...
Use Secrets from Blacktree
There is a free preference pane called Secrets which gives an interface to a bunch of Terminal tweaks. One of them allows you to change the notification sound in Calendar by changing the name from Basso to another Apple sound. http://secrets.blacktree.com/
I have the same issue, and none of the suggestions that have been offered seem to apply to my macbook air os x version 10.9