How do I disable or get rid of the startup sound my Mac makes?
I have an old MacBook Pro (pre-unibody) running OS 10.6. I am annoyed by the traditional Macintosh bootup sound, which I want to mute permanently.
I've tried some proposed solutions:
- Remembering to reduce the volume before I shut the computer down. It works, but it's not reasonable to do this.
- Pressing the "Mute" button while booting up the computer. Seems to be the F3 key on my old MacBook, but that doesn't work.
- Installing and using the application StartupSound. It didn't work. I read in forums that other users share this problem.
Am I doing something wrong, or is there another solution to my problem?