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Silence your Mac's startup chime. Download Now - 7.3 MB. Silent Start is completely free - no need to get a license key or register. Just download and enjoy! Compatible with. Jay & Silent Bob Start Shopping Take a trip back to the 90's! Official View Askew merch on sale now!

Silent Start is completely free - no need to get a license key or register. Just download and enjoy!

Compatible with macOS 10.10 and higher (including 10.14 Mojave).

Have you ever had to restart your Mac and you (or someone else) has been annoyed by the startup chime? If so, download it for free and give it a try. It's able to silent the chime and then restore the volume back to normal after it starts up.
The only exception is if headphones are plugged in, and in that case macOS doesn't allow Silent Start access to the internal speakers. However, it will show a helpful dialog right before restart/shutdown to give you a chance to unplug them so it can mute the startup chime.
It's completely free with no registration required, and fully compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave, including the system Dark Mode.
Relax and enjoy a silent startup, whether you're at home, in a library, a coffee shop or somewhere where you'd like it to be quiet.

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The previous volume is automatically restored after startup.
Runs in the background with an always available status icon in the menu bar.

Click here to see what's changed in Silent Start 1.1.9 (January 9, 2019) and previous versions

Version 1.1.9 Changes:

  • [Fixed] Issue where it was not possible to quit from the dock icon.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the app could have prevented a restart.
  • [Improved] Headphone detection feature is now more reliable.

Version 1.1.8 Changes:

  • [New] License key and registration is no longer required!
  • [New] Updated app icon with a simpler and cleaner design.
  • [Fixed] Issue where it was possible the startup chime would not be muted properly.
  • [Fixed] Issue where it was possible the volume would not be restored after restart.
  • [Improved] Support for dark mode, especially on macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Version 1.1.7 Changes:

  • [New] Menubar icon! This was a highly requested change so we hope you like the new one.
  • [New] Using a toggle button in the menu to easily and quickly show the status of the startup chime muting.
  • [New] Added option to not show the confirm quit dialog again.
  • [Improved] Updated the Paddle framework so that licenses are automatically filled in after receiving them.
  • [Improved] The notes for the feature to show an alert on shutdown so it's clear about why the dock icon/menubar need to be shown.
  • [Fixed] Some minor issues when the app is first launched.

Version 1.1.5 Changes:

  • [New] Updated Sparkle framework to 1.14.0 to resolve potential security risk (see article on Arstechnica for more info).
  • [New] Using HTTPS for updates to futher improve security.

Version 1.1.4 Changes:

  • [New] Improved compatibility with El Capitan (10.11), including when installing future updates.
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See also: Command Line Interface

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Service- and Customer Client

Preconfigured Modules for Customers (only incoming sessions) and Service/Support (only outgoing sessions).
Users with a professional/enterprise license, can also use them, but can create own Custom Clients.

Module Type
Customer Module[CM-MSI Installation]
Service Module[SM-MSI Installation]
Customer Module[CM-EXE Installation]
Service Module[SM-EXE Installation]

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Deploying AnyDesk

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AnyDesk provides an [MSI Installation] version for Windows.You can also generate custom MSI files at automatically deploy AnyDesk with MSI file, please use the command line:


Note: The installation via command line must run as admin.

It is also possible to use the exe file for automatic deployment. AnyDesk can be instructed to install itself from script:

anydesk.exe --install <location> --start-with-win

  • <location> must be a full qualified path (e.g. 'C:Program Files (x86)AnyDesk').
  • --start-with-win is to start AnyDesk with Windows, which is necessary for remote restart, etc.

Additional command parameters (after --install --start-with-win):

--remove-firstPerform an update or replace the existing installation
--create-shortcutsCreate start menu entry
--create-desktop-iconCreate a link on the desktop for AnyDesk
--silentDo not start AnyDesk after installation and do not display error message boxes.
--update-manuallyUpdate AnyDesk manually.
--update-disabledDisable automatic update of AnyDesk.
--update-autoUpdate AnyDesk automatically (default).

See also: Exit Codes.

Automatically Setting a Password after Installation

For security reasons, a password can not be set from the command line directly as this would enable malicious users to spy the password from the command line in Task Manager. Instead, a pipe is used to set the password. For example, to set a password for an already installed AnyDesk, use this syntax in a batch file:

echo my_password123 anydesk.exe --set-password


To install AnyDesk, set a password and register a license key from a batch file at the same time, you could use the following code:

@echo off

AnyDesk.exe --install 'C:InstallAnyDeskHere' --start-with-win --silent --create-shortcuts --create-desktop-icon

echo licence_keyABC 'C:InstallAnyDeskHereAnyDesk.exe' --register-license

echo password123 'C:InstallAnyDeskHereAnyDesk.exe' --set-password


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This will install AnyDesk and wait for the installation to finish, then it will set a password in the newly installed AnyDesk.

Removing AnyDesk

To open the uninstallation panel of AnyDesk:anydesk.exe --uninstall

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Uninstalling without Notice (Silent Uninstall)

anydesk.exe --remove (This will still display error messages while uninstalling, if you don't want those to appear either, use '--silent --remove'.)