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Adjust your startup chime volume
Authored by: Sesquipedalian on May 24, '12 09:46:58AM

The startup chime simply plays at whatever volume your computer was set to when it shut down. So rather than mucking around in Sound Preferences, just press the mute button on your keyboard before shutting down.

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Adjust your startup chime volume
Authored by: catalert on May 24, '12 06:41:01PM

Not so, Sesquipedalian. On my 2008 Mac Pro running 10.7.4, the startup chime doesn't "simply" play at the volume you've set. It's true that muting the sound does suppress the startup chime, which I hadn't realized. But this hint was a revelation to me because I ALSO didn't realize I could set volumes for the internal and external speakers separately and have them STICK independently.

My startup chime plays through the internal speakers, and I want it always set at a low volume (but not muted). Other audio plays through my external amplifier and speakers, and I'm constantly adjusting that volume to suit what I'm listening to. Thanks, S.Patton, for the helpful hint!

Edited on May 24, '12 06:55:15PM by catalert

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