StartNinja
StartNinja
1.0.1
3.6
0.0
StartNinja free download for Mac

StartNinja for Mac1.0.1

21 March 2012

Silence the startup chime on your Mac.

What is StartNinja for Mac

StartNinja starts up your Mac with silence and stealth.

Macs don't have a built-in way to mute or silence the system start-up chime. If you're in a library or coffee shop you don't always want that start up chime to play. Now you can silence the Mac OS X(10.7, 10.8, and 10.9) start up chime with StartNinja. It is a free and simple desktop utility that silences the start-up chime and will resume previous sound level after logging in.

Note 1: Does not work with iMacs

Note 2: The system start up chime is played through the internal speaker. If speakers or headphones are plugged in the system start up chime will still play.

What's new in StartNinja

Version 1.0.1:
  • Built / code-signed with Apple developer id in accordance with forthcoming OS X security functionality.
  • The OSX 10.10.1 update fixed the problem where it did not reset the volume level after logging in.
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escompter-qch
escompter-qch
Jan 9 2015
1.0.1
4.5
Jan 9 2015
4.5
Version: 1.0.1
Works beautifully on Yosemite (10.10.1). I've restarted and about a dozen times since installing, silently and zen. However, it will not work if starting after a force-shutdown (held down the power button for 6+ secs). One minor point about the installation: After placing the app in my local directory, it's unclear whether the function's already activated. Since the button "off" was already selected/highlighted, I wasn't sure if I needed to click "get current setting". But I did anyway, and switched to "on", then "off" again, just to make sure. It's not listed among the other auto-startup apps in Pref's Users panel. But the app does work without ever needing to open it again after reboots. All in all, it's a lovely little app that does what it says effectively. – Appreciated ear canals & joyous tympanic membranes
j-herlihy
j-herlihy
Aug 25 2014
1.0.1
0.5
Aug 25 2014
0.5
Version: 1.0.1
I have a Mavericks X (iMac 2012) and, having installed StartNinja, am still getting the start up tone as loud and annoying as ever when I'm working late at night and don't want to disturb others. It seems to have had the effect of slowing my computer down (or is that my late night imagination?!) Anyway, being very tech challenged, I can't uninstall it either. Is it sufficient to move it to trash to uninstall?
DominicP6835
DominicP6835
Mar 16 2014
1.0.1
4.5
Mar 16 2014
4.5
Version: 1.0.1
Hi all, Just my input for getting this to work on an imac, running mavericks (i'm by no means a tech-person so this might only work by chance, and only work for me but thought i'd share anyway!) Download StartNinja and install as normal, once installed, go into applications and pin StartNinja to dock. option click to open at login. this should cause the startup sound to be muted next time you power on (i think you can close after it's opened at login, for it still to work but haven't tested this yet.) Let me know how it goes! :)
Kobalt
Kobalt
Feb 19 2014
1.0.1
5.0
Feb 19 2014
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Just installed this on my late 2013 iMac with Mavericks 10.9.1 installed – no more startup chime. There is a slight crackle at startup, but nothing that would upset anyone in your favourite coffee shop. Make mine a double-shot mocha.
Spaceman-Spiff
Spaceman-Spiff
Nov 2 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2013
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
For those looking to replace either the venerable StartupSound.prefpane or Psst, both which allowed you to lower the volume to your desired level (rather than only mute it), take heart: you can modify StartNinja's shell scripts to do just that! Go to StartNinja > Contents > Resources, and load muteOn.sh in a text editor. Change the language in the quote marks to read "set volume output volume [number between 0-100]." You can change the login volume as well by modifying muteOff.sh in the same way. You can verify the path to the login/logout hooks by typing these two commands in Terminal: sudo defaults read com.apple.loginwindow LoginHook sudo defaults read com.apple.loginwindow LogoutHook
Bluestar
Bluestar
Apr 29 2012
1.0.1
0.5
Apr 29 2012
0.5
Version: 1.0.1
No workie. Macbook Pro 17" late 2011 model with MAC OSX Lion 10.7.3 - doesn't work at all as advertised.
Acuraice
Acuraice
Mar 21 2012
1.0.1
0.0
Mar 21 2012
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
this program is useless if it cant work on imacs!! why regardless of what the developer says,with a simple system hack anyone can edit or even remove the startup chime from ANY MAC!!! Go to system/Library/Components/CoreAudio.Component/Contents/Resources and do a show packages contents on it by holding "control" and clicking with the mouse,select show package contents. then simply browse to the system sounds you would like to edit or remove including the system startup sound. Done. and FREE!
Heymini
Heymini
Mar 19 2012
1.0
4.5
Mar 19 2012
4.5
Version: 1.0
Does exactly what it says on the tin. No more 'tadahhh' when i boot up. I had considered taking my Mac Pro apart to disconnect the annoying tinny speaker, Start Ninja is a much easier solution. Not a complaint and maybe can't be done but its a pity its not a preference pane. Would be easier to alter if i ever needed to rather than trying to remember the name of a programme.
Jay-Dub
Jay-Dub
Feb 7 2012
1.0
4.5
Feb 7 2012
4.5
Version: 1.0
Easy to use and works on my mac mini
Free
3.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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