Computers traditionally have had a startup sound that plays as soon as they are up and running. Chromebooks donâ€™t have this out of the box, but if you miss that nostalgic touch of a startup chime, you can manually enable it from the settings.
On your Chromebook, click the status section found in the bottom-right corner to reveal the quick settings panel. Select the gear icon to enter your Chromebookâ€™s Settings menu.
Scroll down until you find the â€œAdvancedâ€� button and toggle it to reveal more options.
Locate the â€œAccessibilityâ€� section, and from under that, head into â€œManage Accessibility Features.â€�
At the bottom of this page, find and switch on the â€œPlay Sound on Startupâ€� option.
In case youâ€™re facing trouble reaching this exact menu, you can look up the optionâ€™s name from the search bar at the top of the Settings menu instead.
Thatâ€™s about it. Now your Chromebook will play a brief startup chime at the login screen whenever you boot it up from a complete shutdown. Do note, though, that it wonâ€™t ring when you are simply waking it from sleep.
The chimeâ€™s volume depends on your Chromebookâ€™s audio levels. Therefore, if you wish to mute it or make it less intrusive, all you need to do is turn down your Chromebook speakerâ€™s volume before turning the computer off.
Alternatively, with the help of the Startup Sound for ChromebookÂ Chrome extension, you can also set the startup chimes of other operating systems like macOS and even Windows XP.
Once you have it installed, click its icon from the extensions tray in the top-right corner on Google Chrome.
Pick a startup sound from the dropdown list, then hit â€œSave.â€�
Unlike Chrome OSâ€™s built-in startup sound, this extensionâ€™s chime will trigger once youâ€™ve logged into your Chromebook.