Startup Chime Stopper
Startup Chime Stopper
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Startup Chime Stopper free download for Mac

Startup Chime Stopper7.1

30 May 2018

Stop the startup chime.

Overview

Startup Chime Stopper is what you need if you are fed up with the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup. You want to remove it? You want to start your Macintosh without noise?

Startup Chime Stopper allows you to remove the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.

  • It removes the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
  • It is a background application that does not appear in the Dock.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and many other languages.
Read the whole documentation for more details...

What's new in Startup Chime Stopper

Version 7.1:
  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with High Sierra, and as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular under Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra:
  • Under Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, if you're launching the Application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developer).

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37 Reviews of Startup Chime Stopper

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26cab40
08 February 2010
Version: 4.1.-2147483648

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A rip off. Charging this much for slapping a badly written front end on somebody else's work is a disgrace. AlphaOmega software are a disgrace.
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artie505
31 May 2018
Version: 7.1
Old thieves never die; they just come back to rob you again. EVERY AplhaOmega product is poorly written, overpriced, and available elsewhere with more and better functionality and for free...often within the OS, itself. Buyer beware!
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Derekcurrie
21 November 2016
Version: 7.0
How to remove the startup chime for free: *MUTE* your Mac before restarting or shutting down. When your Mac reboots the next time, there will be NO startup chime. I said FREE! ;-) OR you could buy one of the recent MacBook Pros, which no longer have a startup chime, ever.
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artie505
21 November 2016
Version: 7.0
They're baaack; hold on to your wallet! AlphaOmega is a bunch of thieves who charge excessive prices for poor functionality that's usually available elsewhere...better and for less.
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Kobalt
07 November 2016
Version: 6.1
"The removal of the chime has been improved. " Whoopie-doo! Whatever that could possibly mean, I still don't want to pay $11-odd for the pleasure of it when it can be done for nix with, oh say, StartNinja.
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RavenNevermore
07 November 2016
Version: 6.1
To temporarily disable the startup sound, just press the “Mute” button on your keyboard (that’s the F10 key on a MacBook) before shutting down or restarting your Mac.

To permanently mute the startup sound, open the terminal and type "sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80" (or sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%01, or sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%00 or sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=" " depending on some models).

To restore the startup chime, type: "sudo nvram -d SystemAudioVolume"

There, I just saved you $11.
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Fariborz
06 November 2016
Version: 6.1
I can't understand what "The removal of the chime has been improved" means! It's a one-trick application i.e. it either works or it doesn't!
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Rjmorita
28 February 2015
Version: 6.0
I never understood why anyone would want to stop the startup chime. You only hear it once when you boot. I never found it annoying.
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nycmacs
28 February 2015
Version: 6.0
I purchased there complete set of software last year. At the time chime stopper version was 4. I was able to download most of the apps I had purchased however there was a problem trying to download 5 of there apps chime stopper being one of them. Last month i tried to download the apps and now there are not avaiable (meaning the version 4 which I paid for) When i emailed the developers they said my purchased apps were no longer available for download and i will need to purchase and upgrade all my purchased apps. I explained that i purchased the apps just last year and that removing apps that people have paid for was ridiculous! I never got a reply back from them. AVOID THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wts
03 October 2014
Version: 5.2
Tried it and it does not work!!! I need chime stopper because i startup my iMac in the early mornings before going to work and that chime wakes up my wife and then there is h*** to pay for doing that. Also their price is ridiculously high especailly since it does not work in Maverick 10.9.5 and who know what will happen when Yeo hits the market.
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artie505
02 July 2014
Version: 5.2
These thieves are back with us once again with their poorly constructed, ridiculously overpriced software. Anything AlphaOmega sells is a GIANT RIP-OFF! Don't be the fool who sends them to the bank!!!
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Dana-Sutton
01 July 2014
Version: 5.2
The startup chime isn't just some kind of acoustic window dressing. It's a diagnostic tool (if certain things go wrong with your Mac it changes). Someday a repairman may need to hear your Mac's chime. You're a fool if you mute or ochange it.
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Macinman
01 July 2014
Version: 5.2
According to tinker tool system, disabling the startup chime on 10.7 and newer is no longer supported by the software.I would suggest a freel alternative that should work for anyone is to hit mute on your keyboard before restarting, this will mute the chime and just unmute when the system is restarted. I found this out by accent when I frogot to unmute my sound and I restarted and wondered where the sound went on startup. I have to say though, unless i'm unaware of it, I'm suprised that someone hasn't come upt with a way to modify the firmware to insert a custom sound. Unless the chime is in the firmware that can't be flashed, then that's understable. Just some thoughts, hope the tip helps someone who wasn't aware of it. Note, powerP macs may not work with this rule I believe their sound management was different from intel based macs.
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Bigboysdad
10 August 2012
Version: 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648
Absolutley hilarious! They say a fool and his money are easily parted, etc. Then again, when I see that there have already been over 1600 downloads of this from Macupdate (which indicates that the devs may have pilfered at least $32,000 out of this app?), maybe I’m the fool. I wouldn’t have the balls to actually target the nievety of uneducated Mac users so brazenly, but these dev do. Hell, I have this scary feeling in the pit of my stomach that some small part of me actually admires how unashamed the devs are. I shall now humour myself and have a look at their website to see what other goodies they have in store for us….
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Monkeyjunkey
31 July 2012
Version: 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648
Is this real? As John Sawyer pointed out, this must be some sort of joke. 20$ is a complete rip-off. Get TinkerTool System for 14$ instead. It allows to disable the start-up chime and much more for only 14$ or try one of the free alternatives.
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John-Sawyer-CJS
25 October 2011
Version: 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648
I'm guessing this utility and its price are a deliberate joke on the part of the often-criticized programmer, to annoy people--note also the absurd version number: 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648
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26cab40
08 February 2010
Version: 4.1.-2147483648
A rip off. Charging this much for slapping a badly written front end on somebody else's work is a disgrace. AlphaOmega software are a disgrace.
(7)
Captain-Nemo
08 February 2010
Version: 4.1.-2147483648
LMAO... MacPilot has this function, does a few hundreds other things and costs even less than this. AlphaOmega releases should be allowed only on the first of April.
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Robotank
08 February 2010
Version: 4.1.-2147483648
Sorry, but I couldn't help leaving a comment when I saw the price tag on this--it is absolutely ridiculous! $20 for a tiny utility that performs a single function? No one should, under any circumstances, pay for this "app." As other posters have pointed out, there are free or low-cost alternatives that will do the same thing and in some cases much more. If you want to spend $20 on a system tweaking utility, get MacPilot which can mute the startup chime along with hundreds of other tweaks. AlphaOmega Software is perhaps the biggest running joke in the Mac software community. Their apps are good for a laugh and nothing else. I'm actually shocked that the company still exists, but clearly someone is buying this crap...
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8oo8
27 August 2007
Version: 2.4
It looks like the only change between the previous version and this version, v2.4, of Startup Crime Stopper is the addition of an Italian localization (thereby giving the developer more publicity, once again, for his grossly overpriced app). What's next for version 2.5, Latvian localization? I can hardly wait. By the way, the previous commenter's suggestion that you can go for Tinkertool System instead of this app is right on. TinkerTool System is around $10 and is one of the excellent full featured maintenance apps with a plethora of great, useful features, including one to mute your Mac's startup chime. Now, if AlphaOmegaSoftware could come up with something really innovative and brilliant like TinkerTool System(but I won't hold my breath, sigh...), I just might change my otherwise low and contemptuous opinion of that software company.
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Hurz
16 July 2007
Version: 2.3
ROTFLOL..... >>> TinkerTool System, and you get much more in a safer way
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8oo8
10 May 2007
Version: 2.2
There's absolutely no reason to spend the absurd price of $19 or $20 that AlphaOmega asks for this, nor, actually, is there any reason to spend ANY money for a chime stopper when there are a number of totally fine FREE ones out there. I've been using "Psst!" for some time now. It's free, of course, it been working flawlessly for me, and you can even adjust the chime volume from off, to whisper quiet, all the way up to full volume via a slider. It's your mazuma, though. Ya wanna pay good money for one? Then the pleasure is all yours.
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Sequoia1
16 December 2005
Version: 1.10
The point of apps that turn off the startup sound: some of us have extremely loud stereo systems attached to our Macs. Some of us also shut our Macs down every evening, and have it start up automatically at 4am, to run backups, diagnostics, etc. Some of us have home offices, which would mean these daily startups would wake the cat, the people sleeping, and rattle the windows. So, for those of use with the above situations, a simple, free utility that silences the startup sound is exactly what we need. True, we could remember to turn down our speaker set every evening before retiring. But who's really going to remember that, and why? And if you're relying on the startup bong to determine the health of your Mac, the least of your problems is going to be a sound or two. There is no need to pay $15 for this app. On all my Macs, which are all running 10.4.3, I use the free StartupSound.prefPane which is tiny, stable and free. You can find it here: http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~arcana/StartupSound/index.en.html
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 1.5
*sigh* I'm going to buy 10 songs from the ITMS... and try StartupSound.
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 1.5
I'd gladly pay twice the asking price for this. It is truely a God-send. Thank you dev for your hard work and effort in bringing this wonderful app into our lives.
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 1.5
StartupSound.prefPane is an unobstrusive pref pane that allows for muting the start up chime completely or setting its volumel to the level you choose. More good news: it's free.
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Jimw
17 October 2004
Version: 1.5
Tip: At least on a G4 Sawtooth machine under 10.3.5, if you mute the sound with the mute button on the keyboard before rebooting or shutting down the sound will not play when starting up and you will have saved yourself $10. Another obvious trick is to plug an earphone or headset into the headphone jack. As I have mentioned in other comments regarding other products from this company, I tend to be skeptical of anything this company produces and steer clear of all of their products as I have found that in most cases the majority are overpriced, have little real value, may be buggy, or are shareware equivalents of freeware available elsewhere.
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 1.5
I agree that paying for this is just crazy, but PascalChiotasso's comment.... He can't even spell rubbish....
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 1.5
It removes the enervating chime of your Macintosh at startup. It is a background application that does not appear in the Dock. It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use. It is compatible with Extended Software Updater. IT'S OVERPRICED RUBISH!
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Anonymous
16 April 2004
Version: 1.2
Ten dollars for this? Hell no!
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Anonymous
07 March 2004
Version: 1.2
Asking money for such a simple thing is simply shameful, especially when there are free and always better alternatives. One of these is StartupSound (a Preference Pane which will allow you to adjust the volume of the starting sound) that is to be found at: http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~arcana/StartupSound/download/StartupSoundPrefPane100.dmg.gz The Read Me is in Japanese but I hope everybody around here is able to install a Pref Pane. Rotten banana! It could give another idea the developer: Install Preference Pane, by AlphaOmega Software.
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Anonymous
20 November 2003
Version: 1.0
sure, you can push the mute button every time you startup or turn the volume down every time you shutdown, but i think this program is pretty convenient (if a bit overpriced) and its easier than changing your /etc/ttys file (which never worked well for me in jaguar).
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Anonymous
31 October 2003
Version: 1.0
Rubbish. Complete and utter tripe. Garbage. This program is a waste of your money! If you are that hateful of your chime, mute your computer.
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Anonymous
30 October 2003
Version: 1.0
Stopping your startup chime comes in really handy if you have your system hooked up to a sound system and some producer is bugging you, the artist is board and you need to restart... VSZCHOOM.... a ten kilotonblast 'cuz you forgot to zero the faders.
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Anonymous
30 October 2003
Version: 1.0
Not sure what use this program offers. The startup chime is a nice reminder you are not using a Microsoft product. My kids always smile when they hear it.
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Anonymous
30 October 2003
Version: 1.0
Another useless POS from this company. If you don't like the startup chime, simply use the appropriate button on you Mac (the MUTE button or F3 on Mac laptops), and spare your bucks for something much more useful...
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Anonymous
30 October 2003
Version: 1.0
Why would you want this ? How many times a day do you start your computer ?? The "chimes" tone tells you your hardware is working OK. Differing chimes indicate different hardware problems !!!
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Anonymous
30 October 2003
Version: 1.0
Have not downloaded or tried so will refrain from commenting on its quality...But....nearly 10 bucks just to shut off the start-up chime YGBSM!!!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later

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