How to turn off startup tone on iMac


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Hi,
I live in a quiet place and when I turn on my computer in the morning it says "TA-DA!" Well not exactly, but I think you all know what I mean. How can I turn that off so my computer starts up quietly without notes? Thanks.
 
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Thanks, I didn't realize that. It's a good suggestion to mute the sound when I shut it down for the night. I'll do that, thanks!
 
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Hi,

I remember my brother arriving home late a night use a old earphone jack that he had cut the ear buds off, just plugged the jack in and booted his Mac silently. Simple silly solution but does work:)
 
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The start up sound is independent of the headphone jack. Inserting a jack into the socket won't mute the startup sound.
 
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When I was a new mum I used the mute button at shut down to turn off the start-up sound - to make sure I didn't wake up the baby when I needed to turn on the Mac. It can be quite a shock especially if you have some brilliant Harmon Kardon speakers and a sub-woofer attached!

Now that the babies are teenagers I use it as a wake up call, it gets them out of bed quicker than anything else!
 
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The startup chime is an audible cue that the Mac has passed all its hardware tests, it is not an arbitrary noise.

I can not be turned off.
 
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Hi psoup04,


I have just tested muting sound on both my MBP 2013 and 2010 White MacBook, and on restart both are silent. This is running ML all fully updated
 
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The Mac startup chime always reminds me of the opening bar of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares To You"
 

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