Tag Archive: Chime


How to Enable Startup Boot Sound Chime on Newer Macs

Want to re-enable the startup boot chime sound effect on a new Mac? You can do that with a command line string entered into the Macs Terminal. As you may know, new Macs default to not making a startup boot chime sound effect, this is in contrast to every prior Mac model which included a … Read More

How to hack the new MacBook’s power chime onto the MacBook Air and Pro

You know how the iPhone and iPad plays a little chime when you plug it in? The new MacBook also does that. But sadly, the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro remain completely silent when they connect to juice — which…Read more ›

How to hack the new MacBook’s power chime onto the MacBook Air & Pro

You know how the iPhone and iPad plays a little chime when you plug it in? The new MacBook also does that, but sadly, the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are still completely silent when they connect to juice… which…Read more ›

The Mac Startup Chime Is Now Trademarked

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The distinctive startup chime that greets every Mac owner when they start up their machine in the morning? That sound of a synthesizer playing a “slightly flat, by about thirty cents, G flat/F sharp chord” that tells you everything’s all okay and right with your Mac? Apple now owns a registered trademark for that sound. Hoorah!

Source: Patently Apple

Every Apple Startup Chime [Video]

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Take a trip down memory lane with this short video featuring every Apple startup chime ever used. Yes, Apple startup chimes, because if you thought it was just Macs that had that familiar startup sound, then watch the video to be reminded of a certain little mobile Apple device that was simply just ahead of it’s time.

Most longtime Apple fans have fond memories of boot chimes and the dorkiest amongst us can even identify a Mac  [Read More…]

How to Disable the Mac Boot Chime Completely

Disable the Mac boot chime

If you’re a Mac owner you know that every time the Mac reboots or starts up it makes a startup chime sound. Though you can temporarily mute the chime by holding down the Mute key on any Mac keyboard, you can also choose to disable it completely by turning to the command line.

Launch Terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities/, then enter the following command to disable the  [Read More…]

Mute the Mac Boot Chime with StartNinja for OS X Lion

StartNinja for OS X Lion mutes the boot chime on Macs Macs have always had the classic boot chime that announces the system has begun startup or has rebooted, but if youre in a quiet place you dont always want that sound to play. You may know that you can temporarily mute the Mac by holding down the Mute key during boot or reboot, but if you are looking for a  [Read More…]

Get Rid Of The Mac Startup Chime [OS X Tips]

Macs are distinctive among the computing fraternity in the melodious chime they make while booting. While PCs that do nothing more than beep might look on enviously, the fact is that the chime isnt always welcomeboot your MacBook in a library, for example, and several annoyed faces will willingly hand out censure. Heres how to turn off the chime. These instructions are created for OS X Lion but should work with  [Read More…]