1286 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2009 5:49 PM by Dah•veed
The startup sound uses the volume setting of the built-in speakers. So if you do not have external speakers connected, adjust the volume of the built-in speakers and that will change the volume of the startup sound.
If you have external speakers connected, Mac OS X maintains separate sound volume settings for the built-in speakers and "headphones" (used by the external speakers). So you can disconnect the external speakers, adjust the sound volume of the built-in speakers, and reconnect the external speakers. The external speakers will still use its own sound volume. However, the startup sound always comes from the built-in speakers, so that separate volume setting will be used.
There are certainly ways to d*nk around with it in Mac OS X, but the easiest way is just to let a 3rd party preference pane handle it for you. Then there is no trying to remember to do it yourself