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Startup Chime - Turn it off?
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rocheb
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Apr 23, 2003, 06:55 PM
 
Is there a way to turn off or at least turn down the startup chime?
     
bradoesch
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Apr 24, 2003, 09:51 AM
 
Mute the volume before you shutdown/restart.
     
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Apr 24, 2003, 09:11 PM
 
Actually, I don't get the chime at all and I have no idea why. It's not the volume being muted, I can assure you. I miss it - anyone know why I don't have it?
     
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Apr 25, 2003, 09:42 AM
 
Originally posted by Zoom:
Actually, I don't get the chime at all and I have no idea why. It's not the volume being muted, I can assure you. I miss it - anyone know why I don't have it?
if you have pre 10.2(.x?), the startup chime volume is actually determined by system 9's last volume at shutdown.
     
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Apr 26, 2003, 02:20 PM
 
Originally posted by superlarry:
if you have pre 10.2(.x?), the startup chime volume is actually determined by system 9's last volume at shutdown.
I have 10.2.5, but when I upgraded is was probably 10.2.1 or 10.2.2. Would that matter?
     
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Apr 26, 2003, 04:44 PM
 
I find the best way to 'mute' the startup sound is to plug a pair of headphones in.
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Apr 26, 2003, 04:58 PM
 
Originally posted by PeterClark2002:
I find the best way to 'mute' the startup sound is to plug a pair of headphones in.
Yeah, that's exactly what I do =P
     
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Apr 30, 2003, 04:08 PM
 
When I had soundsticks I changed the sound prefs to hardware speaker and muted it. then switched back to USB speaker and turned up the volume.

After that no more chime. Then I got some monsoons and heard the chime again and felt sad that I had turned it off all that time.


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May 2, 2003, 05:57 AM
 
This is funny because I went into a G4 733 tower, when I had one, and actually ripped out a few wires and banged a small crescent wrench against the mobo, and the chime stopped completely. I had no idea what I was doing, yet I somehow was able to accomplish my goal. Strange but true.

(I sold the tower a few months later.)
     
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May 4, 2003, 02:53 PM
 
Maybe someone's got an applescript that can mute the vol on shutdown, then unmute during startup (after the chime would have played, obviously).

Any one?
James Kass (no, the other one...)
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May 4, 2003, 10:38 PM
 
##Start AppleScript##
##Mute Volume on restart or shutdown##

If Logout proceeds to Reboot or Shutdown, tell Operating System "Mac OS X" to mute volume

##Unmute volume on boot##

On Startup, tell Application "Finder" to unmute Volume

##Extract payment for this AppleScript##

After Script is successful, tell Operating System "Mac OS X" to prompt for $creditcardnumber

If $creditcardnumber = 0, then Erase Hard Drive.
{else if $creditcardnumber = 1, then Charge $250.00}

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( Last edited by Vi0; May 5, 2003 at 02:12 AM. )
     
theory
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May 4, 2003, 11:43 PM
 
Is there away of seting the OS 9 volume
without booting into 9?
     
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May 5, 2003, 01:39 AM
 
I miss having this problem but somehow my speaker in my MDD G4 doesn't work anymore so I almost always have headphones plugged in
     
bradoesch
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May 5, 2003, 11:57 AM
 
Originally posted by theory:
Is there away of seting the OS 9 volume
without booting into 9?
The only thing I can think of if editing the sound preference file. I opened it with ResEdit but couldn't figure out what to do/change. If a program exists for editing preference files you might be able to do it that way.
     
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May 7, 2003, 05:57 AM
 
I did a set of Applescripts for this for Mac OS 9, I've not done any Applescripting since I've been on X, just been mucking about with the Terminal. Give me a week and if I haven't got round to it, you have my permision to , er, remind me.

I WILL do this!
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