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How do you silence the startup chime on a Mac?

How do you silence the startup chime on a Mac?

What tools or techniques are available for silencing the start up chime on a Mac? I know this can be accomplished by muting the sound before shutdown, but I was hoping that a solution existed that didn't require me to, you know, remember to do anything.

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Guest [Entry]

"Check out the StarupSound prefpane. It allows you to control the volume of and mute the chime.

Note: I have not used its on leopard yet, so I'm not sure if it works. But I can confirm it works in 10.4

Edit:
I forgot to mention that you could just hold the mute button on you're keyboard when you hit the power button to disable the sound for that boot."
Guest [Entry]

I use a System Preferences plugin called StartupSound.prefPane . Google around for it. You can set the volume.
Guest [Entry]

On some older machines plugging in headphones works to disable the startup sound. This doesn't seem to work on my MacPro or my unibody MacBookPro 15".
On some older machines plugging in headphones works to disable the startup sound. This doesn't seem to work on my MacPro or my unibody MacBookPro 15".