3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2011 7:21 PM by Kappy
Leolo Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a easy way to turn off the sound when turning on the MacBook Air?

MACBOOK AIR 11", Mac OS X (10.6.6), 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 MHz DDE3
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)
    You can turn it down by opening Sound preferences, selecting the Output option, select the Internal Speakers, then adjusting the volume to a low level. Thereafter the startup chime will be lower. If you really want to mute it (not a good idea, btw) then you will find utilities at CNet Downloads or MacUpdate for muting the startup chime.
  • JonnyOneNote Level 1 (45 points)
    Search the download sites mentioned above for the system preference Startup Sound. It allows you to set a different (lower) volume for the startup chime, while not affecting your other Sound levels. It comes in very handy when you are starting up any Mac in a quiet environment, for example a library.
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)
    If you are using Snow Leopard, which you are, then you should not need that third-party preference. Just follow what I outlined above. It works on all my Macs including my 2006 Mac Pro.