Each day this week, I’m minimizing some distraction on my MacBook Pro. Today, it’s the unnecessary and often redundant audio noises.
In the OS X Finder, go to
System Preferences > Sound and make sure all three checkboxes are unchecked.
In Mail.app, go to
Preferences > General and select
"None" in the
New mail sound: pulldown menu and uncheck “
Play sounds for other mail actions" 1
In SpamSieve, go to
Preferences > Notifications and uncheck
In Adium, go to
Preferences > Alerts and select
"Sound set". Name this set
"Quiet" at the prompt and click OK.
In Transmit, go to
Preferences > Transfers and select
"Transfer complete sound".
1. You may also notice that I’ve also changed my
"Check for new mail" frequency to
"Manually", that’s to minimized Mail.app’s visual indicators – we’ll talk about that later this week.
Arik Jones’ is also fighting distraction.