I recently bought my first Mac, the flat-panel iMac. I've figured out all the custmizations/configs I want to do to it except one: the startup sound. When it's turned on it plays a sound after 1 second, before anything is dipslayed on the screen. I noticed that if I mute the sound then when I next turn it on it doesn't make the startup sound, but I'd like to leave the speakers on - I've configured the times I do want a sound, so I want the speakers on for other things. I just don't want the startup sound. Is there a way to disable it?<br><br>s<br><br><br>
Loc: In Your Servers
I could tell you to hit the power button and run with hands over your ears<br>Butt the sound is built in deep in system resourses <br>There is not much you can do<br>I may be wrong<br><br>This could be da place
You're right, swatcat. The startup sound loads WAY ahead of things and is likely inaccessible.<br><br>Your idea of running with hands over ears is the right solution! <br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
Do I have a "mute" key? Either the Guiness is taking effect, or I'm due for hardware upgrades!<br><br>but the picture of someone running around with their ears covered is pretty funny, eh?<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
Here's what you do. Take about 10 steps away from your Mac before it starts up, then sing 'lalalalalalalalalalalalalala.' But then again, after that you may wish you were listening to the startup sound and not yourself singing 'lalalalalalalalalalalalalala.' <br><br><br><br>Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala..........<br><br>
It's stuck the ROM, so there's no way to change it. If you have a headphone plugged in, though, you won't hear it (unless you're listening to the headphones, of course). Not convenient, I know... several years back I wanted to configure my PowerCenter to play the opening few seconds of the Star Wars title track; how cool would that have been? :)<br><br>
Loc: Alexandria, VA
Heh ... For me, that would have been cool for about five seconds ...<br><br>Back in the day, I had custom sounds attached to *everything* ... I thought I was really cool beans for a couple days ... then the sounds started to get annoying and I had to get rid of them ...<br><br>I have since learned the value of a stealthy Mac =)<br><br>***matt<br><br>
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