Startup Chime Stopper 5.1

Table of content
1. What is Startup Chime Stopper?
2. How to register?
3. How to install it?
4. How to uninstall it?
5. How to use it?
6. Where to find the latest version?
7. How to contact us?

1. What is Startup Chime Stopper?
You are fed up with the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup? You want to remove it? You want to start your Macintosh without noise?
Then Startup Chime Stopper is what you need!

Startup Chime Stopper allows you to remove the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
- It removes the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
- It is a background application that does not appear in the Dock.
- It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
- It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and many other languages.
Read the whole documentation for more details...

Version 5.1:
- A problem when saving the preferences at shutdown has been corrected, because of Mac OS X's non-safe way of quitting the applications at shutdown.

Version 5.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Lion.
- A full recompilation has been made again as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
- Minor bugs have been corrected.
- A Norwegian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Tauno Silander for his translation from English to Norwegian.
- The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks:
Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).
NB: We're not distributing our applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.

Version 4.2:
- The removal of the chime has been improved.

Version 4.1:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.
- A Hungarian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Nagy Balazs for his translation from English to Hungarian.

Version 4.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Snow Leopard.
- A Greek localization has been released.
- Thank you to Nikos Papakostas for his translation from English to Greek.

Version 3.1:
- A Swedish localization has been released.
- Thank you to Gustaf Eriksson for his translation from English to Swedish.

Version 3.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Leopard.
- The graphical interface has been unified.

Version 2.7:
- A Dutch localization has been released.
- Thank you to Marius van Witzenburg for his translation from English to Dutch.

Version 2.6:
- A Portuguese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Fernando Rato for his translation from English to Portuguese.

Version 2.5:
- A Latvian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Rihards Graudins for his translation from English to Latvian.

Version 2.4:
- An Italian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Massimo Casadei for his translation from English to Italian.

Version 2.3:
- A German localization has been released.
- Thank you to Patrick Probst for his translation from English to German.

Version 2.2:
- You can automatically check for update at launch.
- You can reset the preferences file at next launch.

Version 2.1:
- A reception of the Quit Apple event has been improved.
- The display of unhandled exceptions has been improved.

Version 2.0:
- Intel Macs are supported with both PowerPC and Universal Binary applications.
- Multi-languages is supported into one single application.
- A Russian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Alex ZRAY for his translation from English to Russian.

Version 1.10:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Tiger.
- The English, French, German and Italian localizations have been improved.

Version 1.9:
- An Italian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Carlo GANDOLFI for his translation from English to Italian.

Version 1.8:
- It is compatible with the new version of Extended Software Updater.

Version 1.7:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.

Version 1.6:
- A bug has been corrected in the checking of the Login items.

Version 1.5:
- There is no need anymore to restart twice for the application to take effect.
- The application is automatically added to the Login items so that it takes effect at each startup.
- You just need to remove the application from the Login items to ear again the startup chime.

Version 1.4:
- A French localization has been released.
- A German localization has been released.
- Thank you to Thomas WULFFEN for his translation from English to German.

Version 1.3:
- A minor bug has been corrected.

Version 1.2:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.

Version 1.1:
- A first recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.

Version 1.0:
- The first release.

2. How to register?
As long as you use it unregistered this software works normally, but it has a time limit and annoying windows (Registration window, Popup windows, ...).
To register it you just have to purchase a registration code on our website.
We accept Canadian Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling, U.S. Dollars, Yen, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Swiss Francs, Hong Kong Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Swedish Kronor, Danish Kroner, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Kroner, Hungarian Forint, Czech Koruna, Israeli Shekels, Mexican Pesos and many other currencies...
To see our prices or to have a look at our many other sharewares freewares, just go to our website now.
This will help and encourage us to continue developing useful and friendly software for your pleasure and service.
Remember that when you register for a particular software package, your registration code remains valid for all the following minor releases.
Remember to read the Conditions of Use, Publication and Distribution before installing and using our software packages.

3. How to install it?
No particular installation is required. When you download the .dmg package, it should uncompress automatically. If it does not, you can double-click on it to uncompress it.
Then you just have to move the created folder into your Applications folder and double-click on the application to launch it.

Particular case of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks:

Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).

NB: We're not distributing our applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.

4. How to uninstall it?
There should be no reason to do this. ;-)
However, if really needed, you just have to throw it into the trash, that's all.

5. How to use it?
The best way to use Startup Chime Stopper is to add it in the Login items (in the System Preferences panel) so that it is automatically launched each time you turn your Macintosh on.

When Startup Chime Stopper is launched at startup it automatically removes the startup chime when you shut down and restart your Macintosh.
Remove Startup Chime Stopper from the Login items to hear again the startup chime at startup. (In this case case don't forget to increase the sound volume after restart.)

The "Open Startup Chime Stopper Preferences" command file:"
It allows you to open the application Preferences window because it's an invisible background application that does not appear in the Dock.

The "Quit Startup Chime Stopper" command file:"
It allows you to quit the application because it's an invisible background application that does not appear in the Dock.

6. Where to find the latest version?
To find the latest version of this software package and many other software "AlphaOmega Software" has written, you just have to visit our website.

7. How to contact us?
You can go to our website to send us an email.


AlphaOmega Software
http://alphaomega.software.free.fr