StartupSound Lets Users Adjust the Startup Sound Level
The startup sound on a Mac is cool and all, but if you’re in a quiet library, office, or classroom, that sound can be a bit obnoxious to yourself and others as it blasts throughout the speakers and into whatever room you’re in. Sure, you can mute the sound by holding down the keyboard Mute button during Mac system boot, or you can stick some headphones into the jack if you’re quick on the draw, but what if you don’t want to do that all the time? What if you forget to do that? What if you would rather it just be a bit quieter, rather than really loud?
A nice solution for this on supported Macs, is a free utility called StartupSound. This is a simple preference pane addition that enables you to adjust the sound level of the startup sound, or even mute it entirely, in much the fashion that you can adjust other system volume, you just have a little slider to move around as you see fit.
Installation is easier than pie, and the interface is as simple as it gets too. So save yourself the embarassment of public boot sounds and check out StartupSound!
Whats your thought on the startup sound of Macs? They’ve been around forever, I like it a lot but I’m a long time Mac user. One of my friends jokingly calls the startup sound the Gong and does an incredibly accurate representation of it with his voice, a big “GOOOOOOOONG!”. Anyway, love it or hate it, you can at least adjust it.