Mac Startup Chime & Changing User Short Name

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nghix123, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. nghix123 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm having such a difficult time trying to find a solution to shut off the start-up Chime. I tried searching everywhere for this solution but failed. I downloaded the StartupSoundPrefPane.dmg and still doesn't work. I got it to work awhile back when I was still on OSX 10.6.8. Is there any other way to shut this chime off permanently? I'm currently using OSX Lion.

    I recently had a SSD installed in my 2011 iMac and the gentlement who helped me install the drive was nice enough to install the OS as well but for the name he used I would prefer to have my own.

    Please HELP.. :(

    -Mike
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's not compatible with Lion.
    Just mute your audio before restarting.
     
  3. iLidz macrumors member

    iLidz

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    Have you tried:
    System settings>Users &Groups>edit the user name....?

    Or you could just create a new user with the name of your choice.

    I too am awaiting Lion compatibility for StartupSoundPrefPane.
     
  4. Newfiebill macrumors regular

    Newfiebill

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    Hi,

    I just changed my Home Folder (short name) as I migrated to a new 27" iMac, but it can be done anytime, (as I understand). Go to "Users" and create a new (Admin) account. After doing that use Migration Assiant to migrate your user/files/settings from your old account to the new account, you should "check" move current to deleted users folder in case you need to go back. Make sure you have a good Time Machine Back Up and I also do a monthly drive Clone using "Carbon Copy Cloner".
     
  5. nghix123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the feedback guys. i'll try out some of the suggestions to change my short-name.

    For those that uses external speakers like I do, I got my "chime" to not go off and I don't have to put my system on "mute" every time I'm about to shutdown or restart.

    For example I'm using Bose external speakers.

    System Preferences > Sounds > Sound Effects Tab >

    Where it says sound effects through: I muted internal, display and even the bose audio devices. See if this works for you guys.
     
  6. informatics411 macrumors newbie

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    Mac Startup Chime

    My only success with muting the Startup chime has come by using MacPilot. I tried the other software listed here with inconsistent results on an older Mac (10.4). I've used MacPilot for years and other Koingo Software products: great stuff, always works as they say. Startup chime: muted.

    http://www.koingosw.com/products/macpilot.php
     

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