No More Boot Up Sound....Hoooray!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Wadawalker, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Wadawalker macrumors newbie

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    Thank you Yosemite.

    Finally, that super annoying boot up sound is gone.
     
  2. Wadawalker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that loud and obnoxious chime.
     
  3. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    The chime is not gone, but if you have sound muted before you reboot it will be muted as well. This has been this way since forever.
     
  4. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    My systems must have been broken then cos I always got the chime, muted or otherwise. :( I wouldn't have minded so much if it at least respected the system volume, but boy that sucker was loud.
     
  5. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Noobs will always be noobs... That chime is the trademarks of all Macs...!

    This is what happens when Apple entices these Windows mother****ers with Yosemite ugly **** and blatant copying of Windows features and now they want to get rid of everything essentially Mac so that they can have an alternative version of "Windows"... :mad:
     
  6. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    Well that escalated quickly.
     
  7. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    In fact I don't see a point of this thread other than just a NOOB bragging about getting rid of Mac features ON A MAC... :eek:
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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  9. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    This is not a feature, this sound is terrible. For what you need it ? You cannot look if you want to go the the boot manager ? Just noise ...
     
  10. leventozler macrumors 6502

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    Just let you Mac sleep...
     
  11. ABC5S Suspended

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    What ^ he said. Still there, just your sound is muted. Turn it back on and reboot and you will hear it...;)
     
  12. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Our bong is burnt into the EFI. I just have mine one notch off mute and you can hardly hear it.

    It was a travesty losing the old classic boot up logo but the new one isn't that bad. A Macintosh without a bong wouldn't feel like a Mac to an old un like me :)
     
  13. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    I love that Bong.
    Hope Apple will improve it (if ever) and never completely remove it.
     
  14. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they never touch it, there is nothing wrong with it. That noise is iconic!
     
  15. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    The bong is the voice of Mac. Steve Jobs would haunt them all if they even dared to get rid of it!
     
  16. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Do you use external speakers? Changing the volume with those plugged doesn't affect the chime.
     
  17. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    I do yes. Maybe that was it. Genuinely not noticed if it's still around in 10.10 since I've been busy doing other stuff the couple of occasions I've had to restart. All I know is that you could hear the old ones downstairs. I've never been "against" it, just wish it was quieter and more a gentle "chime" than a wake up "bong" :)
     
  18. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Last I heard, the bong is played at the end of the ram check, signifying no bad ram was discovered. Kind of an important function.

    There used to be a trick, plugging something into the headphone jack to keep it silent.
     
  19. hp79 macrumors member

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    Boot sound is just stupid and annoying like hell. I really hate this. I hear it more often these days because I have to force power-off my clean installed 10.10 which was updated to 10.10.1.

    I don't understand why some people always reply with "this is a feature, praise Apple" non-sense.

    I wish Apple just add a tick box in System Preference somewhere and I'll even pretend to believe it's Magical. This boot noise adds nothing to a rMBP which has no user replaceable components. Nobody is going to listen to the boot noise and diagnose what's wrong with their machine.
     
  20. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    If true, a meaningful error message on the screen would be more...meaningful.

    The second comment is pure Apple and what kept me away for years. A workaround needed to do common things a user might want to do. To me this is the true irony of Apple user friendliness.
     

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