Psst
Psst 2.1.1
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Psst is a faceless application that lets you adjust/mute the volume of your Mac's startup chime. Double-Click "Psst!" in the Finder to adjust the volume settings.

Important: The method Psst uses to change the volume does not work on every model... What it actually does: It simply adjusts the volume settings before shutting down and after logging in.
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Added check routine to prevent Psst from launching from disk image
  • Psst asks you to anonymously submit your Mac configuration in order to create a comprehensive list of (un-)supported setups. Check it out here: www.satsumac.com/Psst/Compatibility.php
  • Uninstalling Psst: just stop it and trash it!
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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IanB3074 reviewed on 16 Oct 2013
I have tested Psst on my 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and it works perfectly, either completely muting or reducing the volume of the startup chime.
[Version 2.1.1]


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tommytune reviewed on 02 Jun 2013
I Love this little utility app - I've used it for 6 years on a G4 Powerbook, a G4 Digital Audio, a MDD G4, and a G5 dual 2.0 (all running Tiger 10.4.11). Also worked on the G5 & the Powerbook under Leopard 10.5.6.

After years of "too loud" startup chimes waking the kids at 3 AM [and freaking ME out as well!], I finally have the perfect solution! The app is 'persistent', so set it and forget it! (unless you want to make changes, then just relaunch & move the slider volume). One of my all-time favorite apps!! Does EXACTLY what it needs to, and DOESN'T mess with anything else! I've never had any app or sys process conflict with it.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Dawda reviewed on 21 Apr 2012
This is a wonderful little utility.
After downloading the DMG from MU I got the message that it's corrupt. After searching the web i FINALLY found one that worked.

I uploaded the working one to my dropbox for you to download. I'll have it there for as long as this one does not work.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14060155/Psst%202.1.1.dmg

I scanned it with avast, nothing.
But please tell me if you find something wrong with the file.
[Version 2.1.1]

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ric0ric replied on 22 Jan 2013
Thank you
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Swordfish commented on 11 Nov 2011
For those wondering, Psst works in Lion, 10.7.2
[Version 2.1.1]

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Spudboy replied on 24 Dec 2011
Once I attach my external speakers, it doesn't control the volume anymore. Never had this issue before. Any ideas?
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magosilvan reviewed on 09 Dec 2008
I downloaded v.2.1.1 for my wife's new iMac. I setted near to zero the volume and tried to reboot without submitting an answer to developer's question. The system told me Psst prevented to relaunch. I tried to quit it, but it refused. I was forced to a forced quit.
So I relaunced and I answered it didn't work.
Then I CLOSED the submitting window and, surprise, relauncing again I discovered it works. After many attempts I can confirm that it works flawlessly.
The problem is all in that window! It's impossible to submit before trying.
It should have a short time persistence then automatically disappear.

Add iMac 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with OsX 10.5.5 to compatible Mac list.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Jolly-Roger reviewed on 14 Sep 2008
StartupSound.prefpane doesn;t sem to work at all on Intel-based Macs. This utility, on the other hand, works flawlessly on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. So I'm revising my review rating for it. : )
[Version 2.1.1]

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Ludio replied on 03 Jan 2011
Hi. It's been a couple of years since you commented on Psst, stating that StartupSound.prefpane didn't work on Intel-based Macs, but there's now an updated version that does at http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~arcana/software.en.html.
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gilwestfall commented on 18 Feb 2008
i upgraded to iLife '08 and then my sound stopped working... internal speakers were not listed in my sound preferences. during the iLife install the machine deleted some of my system caches. i uninstalled Psst & the sound came back... could have been a coincidence but if someone else has the same combination maybe removing may be worth a try. i didn't try to re-install it.
[Version 2.1.1]


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bztranier commented on 12 Nov 2007
Started using Psst 2.1 in June 07 - worked fine for a couple months. Then stopped working. Trashed it and downloaded again, and again it worked fine till yesterday. Trashed it and downloaded 2.1.1. So far, no joy.
Intel iMac 1.83 GHz, OS/X 10.4.10
[Version 2.1.1]


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maconnect reviewed on 09 Apr 2007
This software is great. Thanks a lot to his autor. Works fine on a MBP and iMacG5.
[Version 2.0.8]


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nowheredense commented on 08 Apr 2007
Another freeware to consider, if Psst does not work, is

StartupSound.prefPane 1.1b1
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425

It has worked flawlessly both of my G5 Tower and MacBook Pro.
[Version 2.0.8]


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lnr1 had trouble on 05 Jan 2006
Everytime i try and run the program i get an error about not being able to name something in the login items or something...

Running PowerBook G4
OSX 10.4.3

Whats up man? Cant rate it as i cant get it to work...
Would love to use this software but....
[Version 2.0.3]


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Whyatt Thrash had trouble on 05 Jan 2006
I started up the app and got the message "Where is PsstDaemon?" and a list of apps. The PsstDaemon wheren't within the list of apps, so I force quit the app, showed package contents of it and then restarted the application. It opened up just fine, and I set the startup volume. Haven't yet tried if it works, but this is definetily a bug in any case. Using 10.4.3...
[Version 2.0.2]


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Downloads:58,140
Version Downloads:44,527
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:31 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Psst is a faceless application that lets you adjust/mute the volume of your Mac's startup chime. Double-Click "Psst!" in the Finder to adjust the volume settings.

Important: The method Psst uses to change the volume does not work on every model... What it actually does: It simply adjusts the volume settings before shutting down and after logging in.


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