Psst
Psst
2.1.1

4.3

Psst free download for Mac

Psst2.1.1

31 October 2007

Restart your Mac without the chime.

Overview

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 in Psst

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!

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32 Reviews of Psst

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Dawda
21 April 2012
Version: 2.1.1

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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.
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Steve K
01 January 2015
Version: 2.1.1
Been using this since it was released, on multiple Macs and versions of OS X, and its always worked for me. I'm currently using it on a mid-'11 iMac i5 with Yosemite and it's still going. I set to the quietest setting, but not silent, so I can still tell if the machine is restarting properly but it won't wake up the whole house. Perfect.
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IanB3074
16 October 2013
Version: 2.1.1
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.
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tommytune
02 June 2013
Version: 2.1.1
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.
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Dawda
21 April 2012
Version: 2.1.1
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.
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Swordfish
11 November 2011
Version: 2.1.1
For those wondering, Psst works in Lion, 10.7.2
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Magosilvan
09 December 2008
Version: 2.1.1
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.
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JollyRoger8X
14 September 2008
Version: 2.1.1
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. : )
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Gilwestfall
19 February 2008
Version: 2.1.1
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.
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Bztranier
12 November 2007
Version: 2.1.1
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
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maconnect-1
09 April 2007
Version: 2.0.8
This software is great. Thanks a lot to his autor. Works fine on a MBP and iMacG5.
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nowheredense
08 April 2007
Version: 2.0.8
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.
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Swordfish
04 September 2006
Version: 2.0.6
Something very annoying about the intel Macs is that they don't remember the volume setting between restarts, and they *still* chime if headphones are plugged in. With Psst, you can set the volume so it's always at the level you want it when you restart your Mac, and you can lower the chime volume or mute it altogether. Small memory footprint, invisible, Psst is great!
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Sibelius
17 March 2006
Version: 2.0.5
Should work with 10.3.9? Sadly, it doesn't. Nor does the uninstaller, you have to take it out manually. Very disappointing - especially since it would be a useful thing to have, and the only alternative (Startup sound) doesn't work either.
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8oo8
21 February 2006
Version: 2.0.5
Psst! works flawlessly. I installed it without problems a few months ago, set the chime volume level to it's lowest setting, and haven't given it another thought. Works perfectly every time. It's simple and reliable.
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JollyRoger8X
06 January 2006
Version: 2.0.3
StartupSound.prefpane has done this flawlessly for a long time: http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425
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Lnr1
05 January 2006
Version: 2.0.3
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....
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Mistatree
05 January 2006
Version: 2.0.3
Whyatt, 2.0.3 should fix that!
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Whyatt-Thrash
05 January 2006
Version: 2.0.2
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...
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Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 2.0.1
If you have troubles with Psst! 2.0.1 you might want to take a look at this: http://mistatree.org/Freeware/PsstTroubles.html
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Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 2.0
Use your imagination... Starting up your Mac without a chime would serve as the best alarm clock of all: music; whatever music you like... Without the chime, you hear nothing but the song that you added to your startup items after your Mac has started up using the automatic Start Up feature in the Energy Saver control panel. Not useless, not at all...
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Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 2.0
How is this different from just muting the sound on your mac before you shutdown/restart? I don't see the point...
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Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 2.0
Hmmm, Startup Chime Stopper has NEVER worked on my mac, and PSST! doesn't either... but at least I didn't pay for PSST! ..maybe I'll try this other program!
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Anonymous
19 February 2005
Version: 2.0
StartupSound.prefPane 1.0.2 (which is also free) does the same thing if this app. doesn't work for you.
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Anonymous
19 February 2005
Version: 2.0
I would use StartupSoundPrefPane to adjust the sound. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425
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Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 1.0
Works. BUT when I removed it from Startup items (System Preferences>Accounts>Admin>Startup Items>click minus sign) my G5 iMac still starts up silent. The app is no longer there but the chime is still gone. How do I get the chime back? G5 iMac 20" OSX 10.3.8
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kwatz
08 January 2005
Version: 1.0
Well - some keys just don't work on some user's keyboards - and even Panther Help file has: "If you use an Apple Adjustable Keyboard with a Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) the Volume, Mute, and Record keys do not work." And that's what "Psst!" is for - pure silence… No problems - even with restoring chime again. kwatz
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Anonymous
04 January 2005
Version: 1.0
You don't need to use this program, and you don't need to mute the volume before you turn the computer off. Just hold down the mute button on the keyboard as the computer starts up and the chime will not sound while the volume level for the computer stays the same.
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Anonymous
27 December 2004
Version: 1.0
Dont Work on iMac & Quicksilver! : ((
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Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 1.0
You may think it's useless but on my Pismo , under system 10.3.7, muting the volume doesn't always work. Plus, what if you forget to mute? There's nothing worse than restarting the PB right in the middle of a large lecture hall. :(
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Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 1.0
this is useless, you can simply mute the volume and restart and there won't be a chime. this app has no point.
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Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 1.0
This may be a bad idea, considering that the chime can also indicate that something's wrong with your system (if the sound changes, I believe). Using something like StartupSound.prefPane (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425) to change the volume of the chime (and yes, silence it completely, if that's what you want) might also be an option.
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Anonymous
25 December 2004
Version: 1.0
This would be great since my Mac has a glitch that makes it play the startup chime at full volume, no matter what the system volume's been set to. But since the chime is hardwired into the computer, I have to wonder how safe this is. Think I'll wait until others, more brave than me, have tried the app and given an all-clear to download.
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