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sudo "Do this command as an administrator with every privelege"

nvram "Modify the non volatile ram settings"

StartupMute=%00 "Turn off the mute that is set to hide the built in chime"
 

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To enable the classic Mac startup chime.

Launch Terminal

Copy the following code...

sudo nvram StartupMute=%00

Paste it into the Terminal window

Hit "enter"

Enter your admin password

Restart

***chime***

Honestly, sometimes I wonder if we're even on the same planet.

:cheers:
 

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I mean there's only one way to do text commands on a mac. If you don't understand what terminal is already you shouldn't be running sudo commands... I broke down what the command does, you wanted how to do it. It seems like the issue is on the request not the reply.
 

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To enable the classic Mac startup chime.

...

Honestly, sometimes I wonder if we're even on the same planet.
1. There's nothing unreasonable about those CLI commands.

2. A hypothetical GUI Preference panel would use those commands to save GUI changes, again reinforcing the idea that there's nothing wrong with the CLI.

3. From Apple's point of view, they are not offering a startup chime. (and somehow failing to enable it by default, or to offer a GUI Preference). They are HIDING a startup chime. You're not meant to notice the CLI command (unless you're the sort of person who would be comfortable with the CLI anyway). You're meant to take away the impression that the startup chime NO LONGER EXISTS (even if, deep in the system, it still does).

Now if you can get Apple to support the startup chime at the user level again, maybe a System Preferences control would follow.
 

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I mean there's only one way to do text commands on a mac. If you don't understand what terminal is already you shouldn't be running sudo commands...
sudo = superuser do
Runs a command at elevated privilege.

This gives the command being run much greater access to your system, and much more potential to do damage. Here, I assume that unless you're running with sudo, the nvram command would reject the proposed set for lack of sufficient privileges.
 
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