Up until recently when a Mac (laptop or desktop) started up there was an audio signal (Chime or bong) to confirm that startup or restart had begun. Unfortunately one of the “improvements” to the Mac product line was the removal of this signal of progress.
I have discovered a visual signal(s) that lets me know that Restart (or Power UP) has started. If you would like a signal of these events read on
I, and perhaps you, Restart (or Power Up) the Mac and need to hold down a key or two to facilitate starting up in a specific mode like Recovery, Safe Boot, etc. In the good old days the Mac would issue an audio sound at that point to trigger the key depression. (I did have an associate that hated the sound as he had his iMac in the bedroom and the sound would wake his wife.)
I have discovered an alternative “alert” and want to share it with you.
I have an extra, wired USB mouse that I keep connected to my iMac so I have a mouse available when my Magic Mouse is charging.
I noticed that the ‘light’ of the mouse will serve as an alert of when the Mac is powered. Thus I now have a alert signal