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Question: Disable Messages' "Logged In.aiff" sound

Every time my Mac wakes up in my account, it makes a left-to-right, rising spaceship sound. I'd rather it didn't.

Thanks to drfrogsplat's instructions on macos - What is causing this sound on my Mac? - Ask Different, I identified that the sound is /Applications/ In.aiff. Thanks to macOS' protections, I can't delete that.

I could uncheck "Play Sound Effects" in Messages, but that also disables "Message received sound." I'd like to hear of new messages but not hear that Messages is working normally. Wouldn't many people?

Know a way to do that?

If it helps: the services I use are Apple's and Gmail / GTalk.


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013), macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Nov 18, 2017 1:12 PM in response to wallwhit In response to wallwhit


You could rename another sound that was effectively a blank as the one in Messages/Contents/Resources and replace it.

Rename the current one as "Logged in Old" or something that you will remember if you wish to change it back.


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9:12 pm Saturday; November 18, 2017

 iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Sierra)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
 iPhone 6 iOS 11.x and an iPad (2)

Nov 18, 2017 1:12 PM

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Question: Disable Messages' "Logged In.aiff" sound