StartupSound.prefPane
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StartupSound.prefPane is the software which controls the volume of the startup sound of your Mac computer. StartupSound.prefPane mute the startup sound without changing the output volume setting. And StartupSound.prefPane limits the startup volume so that it may not become loud even if you make the output volume louder. To set up the startup volume, you select the "Startup Sound" pane added to the "System Preferences."
What's New
Version 1.1b3:
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later









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Monkeyjunkey commented on 27 Nov 2013
This was great while it latest. Does no longer work on 10.9 Mavericks though. Whatever settings you set on the next restart the chime hits your ears and the settings are ignored.

Typical Apple mindset: Not offering any choice to the user and forcing stupid stuff like startup chimes on them. A simple ON | OFF switch would solve the problem, but Apple prefers to ignore the issue.
[Version 1.1b3]


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Stevencee reviewed on 07 Mar 2013
Worked for a while, haven't changed my OS, still using Snow Leopard, but it doesn't work until you do at least one restart, which of course, defeats the purpose. So, I'll restart my iMac, it does so with MAXIMUM volume, then once I open it, I find the volume control has now been turned all the way off!
So, it's the worst of all possible worlds, extra loud restart, then I try and listen to something, only to find the sound has now been muted......
[Version 1.1b3]


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Manu-V reviewed on 24 Dec 2012
Great app but It does not work on OS X 10.8.1 & 10.8.2.
PPC code maybe... cause it's still working on a 10.6.8 with an iMac mid 2007.
I try many other software but there is the same problem;
The only solution : cocktail 6.2.1 for OS X 10.8.2. it works fine... but not free.
This soft is very usefull, not only for the startup sound :-))
[Version 1.1b3]


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Strulf reviewed on 27 Oct 2012
Hm doesn't work anymore on my Late 2010 MBA on 10.8. Used to work fine from 10.5 to 10.7.
[Version 1.1b3]

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Surfspirit replied on 26 Nov 2012
Oh My GOD, how can APPLE ruin everything on 10.8!!
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Neartheredrocks commented on 30 Aug 2012
Unfortunately, this does not work anymore with my iMac and OS X 10.8. I can change the position for the startup volume in the preference pane and I can close the lock (to prevent further changes), but when I restart I have the same loud sound as before and when I then look at the preference pane the lock is open and the position of the regulator has changed back to where it was before.

Does anybody know how to make this work with OS X 10.8 and an iMac?
[Version 1.1b3]


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dcediamond55 reviewed on 26 Aug 2012
Hi, I have a Mac book pro OS X Lion 10.7.4. I Downloaded the startupsound.prefpane 1.1b3. It would not work with my computer. I uninstalled it but the whistle( startup sound) is still in my system preferences.. How do you get rid of the whistle (startup sound).. and since I've installed and uninstalled . I can NOT drag and drop. Does anyone have any answers for these problems? I really need to be able to drag and drop for my work. Thanks
[Version 1.1b3]

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Neartheredrocks replied on 30 Aug 2012
The preference pane is in one of the two Library/PreferencePanes folders on your hard drive. Either in harddrive/Library/PreferencePanes or in harddrive/Users/username/Library/PreferencePanes. Just delete it there.

The Library in your user folder is usually hidden but you can access it from the Finder by clicking onto Go (in the menu bar), then pressing the Option key and then choosing Library from the drop down menu.
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Dougster reviewed on 27 Jul 2012
Phew! It works with Mountain Lion. Brilliant! Thank you.
[Version 1.1b3]


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Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 07 Apr 2012
2.5 stars for a software that works fine on a MacBook Pro (Early 2011), but does not work or have any effect on the startup sound on a MacBook Air (Mid 2011).

No updates since 2009 make this look rather dead.
[Version 1.1b3]


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jessupx reviewed on 26 Mar 2012
DO NOT DOWNLOAD/INSTALL "STABLE" if you are Intel Lion. I did not read the comments and the stupid installer installed it then said it couldn't run it and NOW THE UNINSTALL CANT RUN since its for STUPID POWERPC.. What a terrible programmer to not check before the install!!!!

Now I CANT GET IT OFF MY COMPUTER.

Something that was going to take 1 min has now been an hour of hell while I am at work. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE.
[Version 1.1b3]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 07 Apr 2012
It says "StartupSound.prefPane 1.0.3 (PPC stable release)". Why Load a PPC release if you are on an Intel Mac?
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Jaw Software replied on 25 May 2012
If you cannot use the uninstaller (but latest version works on intel Macs, so it should uninstall nicely if you launch its uninstaller), just remove the ArcanaStartupSound in PreferencePanes folder and ArcanaStartupSound in StartupItems folder. It will take you just a minute...
You could have found this yourself looking at the document list (located in File menu) of the Installer, that shows you what will be installed.
Yes, annoying, but not so terrible...
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Macbond commented on 09 Jan 2012
MacPro 1.1 / 10.7.2
Not work …
[Version 1.1b3]


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Eduardb had trouble on 27 Nov 2011
Silly. Error-messages in Systempreferences when startin StartupSound: does n’t work on an Intel Machine...
[Version 1.1b3]


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Castle Rose had trouble on 04 Nov 2011
Not working in Lion 10.7.2 on a MBP i7 2011.
[Version 1.1b3]


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Helmo Hass had trouble on 16 Sep 2009
Not working @all on powermac G5
[Version 1.1b3]


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mac adam had trouble on 22 Nov 2007
it still work for me on leopard, but maybe could be it update for best compatibility ? PPC user…
[Version 1.1b1]



Effenzwerg rated on 08 Apr 2011

[Version 1.1b3]


Downloads:227,833
Version Downloads:146,422
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:15 Sep 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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StartupSound.prefPane is the software which controls the volume of the startup sound of your Mac computer. StartupSound.prefPane mute the startup sound without changing the output volume setting. And StartupSound.prefPane limits the startup volume so that it may not become loud even if you make the output volume louder. To set up the startup volume, you select the "Startup Sound" pane added to the "System Preferences."


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