I don't know about you but I can't stand the sound effect that plays when I use my MacBook Pro keyboard (or external Apple keyboard) to turn my volume up or down. It can be ear-piercing if you have a nice pair of headphones on. In the OS X 10.5 (Leopard) days there was a Terminal command you could run to turn off the sound effect. On OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) there's actually a setting in the Sound preference pane of System Preferences that controls whether the sound plays. Following the break is a screenshot that shows where you can turn the sound effect on or off.
UpdateI looked for this setting in the Sound pane of System Preferences and confirmed it has existed at least as far back as Tiger OS X 10.4. While it's true there was a Terminal command you could use to turn the setting off you accomplish the same task by simply using System Preferences.
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This entry was posted by Aaron West on February 25, 2010 at 1:08 PM. It was filed in the following categories: Mac. It has been viewed 15838 times and has 6 comments.