When you try to do something that is not allowed on your Mac, it will respond with a loud, annoying warning sound. Don’t worry, you can change the alert sound and volume using System Preferences on your Mac.
To get started, click on the Apple icon in the menu bar and choose the “System Preferences”
Navigate to the “Sounds” section.
Here, from the “Sound Effects” tab, look at the “Select a warning sound” section.
You can choose from 14 different sound effects. Select a sound effect to switch to it. We found the “Submerge” effect to be a good balance between playful and soothing.
Then you can also lower the alert volume so that the alert sound isn’t that jarring.
In the “Alert Volume” section, drag the slider to the left to decrease the alert volume.
And that’s it. You’re done. The next time you click a greyed out button, you won’t be shocked by the loud sound coming from your Mac’s speakers (or worse, straight into your AirPods).
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