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Adjust your startup chime volume
Authored by: wallybear on May 24, '12 11:37:00PM

You could also install the Arcana StartupSound Preference pane, that mutes the startup chime without altering your volume settings (actually it sets volume to zero at shutdown and resets it after boot, but gets the job done). You can find it on Macupdate.
Currently it doesn't work under Lion.

Another simple solution is using two scripts, one running at shutdown and the other at startup, that do the same thing: set volume to zero wen shutting down and reset to custom preferences at login.

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Adjust your startup chime volume
Authored by: Interactive on May 25, '12 07:51:31AM

Their website ( states the incompatibility with Lion as well. It was a useful utility to me until now. And, I hope that it will be updated to work with Lion and Mountain Lion.

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Adjust your startup chime volume
Authored by: JimAkin on May 25, '12 09:04:12AM
I used the Startup Sound Prefs Pane for years, to mute the startup chime on several Macs. I really missed it when I upgraded to Lion. Then I saw this Hint, which clued me to a nifty (free) application called StartNinja. It silences the chime most effectively. Unlike Startup Sound, however, StartNinja does not give you the option of adjusting chime volume; it's an all-or-nothing, on/off tool.

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