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How do I permanently mute the start-up sound?

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  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:30 PM (in response to Vetebullen)

    Here you go... Use the Automator app (in your application folder) and build this workflow:


    Screen Shot 2012-11-19 at 12.04.05 AM.png

    Save this workflow as a 'workflow' and as an '(shutdown) application'. Save both the workflow and (shutdown) application to your Document folder. Drag the (shutdown) application that you just made to your dock. Click on the (shutdown) application in your dock when you want to shutdown/mute sound. This all take less a second or two to execute. (Let go of the mouse when running this... you will see the pointer moving on the screen to open the System Preferences/Sound Preferences/Mute check box.)


    You can also make an un-mute application that execute when you startup the computer. Just delete the Run Applescript section and have the 'un-mute application' open at startup.


    It's late and I have to dash... I hope you understand the above... I'm not an Automator or Applescript guru... I'm sure you can figure it out. If not there are others here to help you with it.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 7:27 AM (in response to Vetebullen)

    It only worked one time because you didn't turn on your sound when the computer restarted. I told you you can have the sound un-mute at startup by removing the Applescript. You need to place the startup app in your login items.


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