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antipop stops MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and PowerBooks from "popping" your speakers when powering their sound hardware on and off.

antipop prevents Mac OS X from putting the sound hardware to sleep, thus preventing the annoying "popping" sound.

What's New

Version 1.0.2: Changed from LaunchDaemon to LaunchAgent

Version 1.0.1: Changed install location to more "traditional" path

Version 1.0: Initial release


Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Mac OS X 10.4 (untested).

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Christopher Seistrup Member IconReview+0
Christopher Seistrup

Antipop stops working after I put my mac to sleep.

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Version 1.0.2
VRH Member IconReview+54

I originally installed this sometime back on OS X 10.6. Worked great! This past weekend I did a clean installation of OS X 10.8 on my MBP and then started noticing that annoying *pop* sound again! I had completely forgot about that!

I did a quick search for 'antipop' on this site and was glad to see this is still around. I installed it and am glad to say that this little jewel is still rockin' under Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)! Many thanks to the developer!

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Version 1.0.2
mkay Member IconReview+47

thank you, thank you, thank you.
I'm usually quite into 'pop' but not when it comes to external speakers on my blackbook. It drove me nuts!
Now it's gone. not a single bloody pop since I installed antipop 2 days ago.

Although it's basically a simple script rather than an 'app', it's clean code, well done and effective.

Good work :)
did I say thanks?

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Version 1.0.2
StevenJayCohen Member IconReview+51

Well written, responsive developer, does the job.

Yes, update to 1.0.2. The change was because some people found that 1.0.1 only launched some of the time on a restart.

Until Apple addresses the problem, this is the most elegant solution.

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Version 1.0.2

Thank you.

easer Member IconComment+400

I just installed 1.0.1, and almost immediately there's 1.0.2 with a change in from launch daemons to launch agents. I don't know one from the other. Should I use 1.0.2? Does it matter? Can someone educate me? Thanks.

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Version 1.0.2
eizzumdm Member IconComment+13

I have an iMac with optical audio out, connected to Logitech speakers with a subwoofer. When browsing the web, the audio system would go to sleep, then I'd hit a page with a Flash ad, and even though the ad was muted, the audio would activate with a startling "blump."

This product works as advertised. I am glad to be rid of that minor annoyance.

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Version 1.0.1
sjk Member IconComment+996

I'd recommend this be installed under /usr/local/{bin,share} instead of /usr/{bin,share}. Thanks!

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 7,239
Version Downloads 6,743
License Free
Date 09 Oct 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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