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Code to silence the startup chime on Intel-powered Macs
Authored by: richardmac on Jan 16, '09 10:53:54AM

Here's an alternative method that doesn't involve any code. Find a set of headphones you no longer want that use the standard stereo mini-jack (or go to a Dollar Store or 99 Cent store and pick up a set). Cut the cord just after the jack.

Now, whenever you want to start the Mac silently, just plug in the jack that now goes to nothing. The Mac will be silenced.

This creates a silent booting Mac without making any permanent (or semi-permanent) modifications.



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Code to silence the startup chime on Intel-powered Macs
Authored by: wallybear on Jan 16, '09 02:28:26PM

This on iMacs it's not enough. The startup chime will play thru speakers anyway, headphones plugged or not.



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Code to silence the startup chime on Intel-powered Macs
Authored by: Mr. H on Jan 16, '09 03:41:35PM

Unfortunately, Apple changed this behaviour. With new Macs (all Intel ones, I believe), the start-up chime will play through the built-in speakers, even if you have earphones plugged in. This (to me, at least) seems counter-intuitive and I logged it as a bug with Apple, but they closed it saying that it "works as intended".



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