StartupSound – Adjust the Startup Sound Level

Jan 3, 2007 - 11 Comments

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. StartupSound is a simple preference pane addition that enables you to adjust the sound level of the startup sound, or even mute it entirely. Installation is easier than pie, and the interface is as simple as it gets. So save yourself the embarassment of public boot sounds and check out StartupSound!

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  2. [...] El sonido de arranque de los Mac está muy bien si estamos en casa a una hora normal. Pero si es de noche y no queremos despertar a nadie, o estamos en una biblioteca o lugar público puede ser bastante engorroso y molesto. Startup Sound es una aplicación (hay versiones disponibles para PPC y para Intel) que se instala en el panel de Preferencias del Sistema y que permite modificar o eliminar por completo el sonido de arranque de tu Mac. Además es gratuito. [...]

  3. merkuree says:

    Great App, just what I need…..was trying t figure this exact issue out a few days back…..OS X Daily is a great site as well. Keep up the great work.

  4. Stew Mac Daddy says:

    this app sounds great. I presently insert a mini jack or a cheap pair of ear buds into the headphone jack to silently boot up

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  6. zahadum says:

    havent tried thsi one yet, but usually most startup prefs do NOT work on the (ppc?) mini.

    but “pssst” does work (most of the time; except afater a foreced reboot, when it works ponly half the time).

    too bad apple could offer a forware patch that allows a meta key to control ofw audio at boot time! …

    but then like most other things at apple these days, attention to detail is not a top priority — more sizzle tahn steak :-(

  7. Doug says:

    Thanks. Just one more instance where Apple should be embarrassed for not providing user friendly controls with the OS.
    It is a wonder that they don’t have mandatory iPod ads at start up.

  8. Choz says:

    Have you ever thought perhaps, in adding to the program an option so as to be able to change the login sound? I think it would even further the coolness of the app. Imagine the different login sounds……

  9. JeffreyLeePierre says:

    The PPC version here is not up-to-date. Go check and download the right version from the programmer website

  10. [...] StarupSound, para anular el dong!!! de arranque del SO. No es plan de que suene un DONG!!! a las 3 de la mañana. El papel es más grueso que mis paredes y mis vecinos más gi****llas que Ramoncín. [...]

  11. [...] a nadie, o estamos en una biblioteca o lugar público puede ser bastante engorroso y molesto. Startup Sound es una aplicación (hay versiones disponibles para PPC y para Intel) que se instala en el panel de [...]

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