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Muting Menu Audio To mute your audio, click the small speaker icon in the corner of the Audio well (Fig- ure 17-3). iDVD disables menu sound and hides the two tiny soundwaves. Click the icon again to restore menu audio. Don't forget to check your audio before burning, as muting the audio in the Settings pane affects the fnal DVD! Choosing Menu Audio Saving Favorites After applying all the techniques described so far in this chapter, you may end up creating masterpieces of adapted iDVD themes. Fortunately, iDVD allows you to save and reuse these modifed themes after you adjust them to your liking. Here's how to go about it: 1.OpentheSettingspaneintheCustomizedrawer. Click Customize frst to open the drawer, if necessary. 2.ClickSaveasFavorite(atthebottomofthepane). The Save sheet (dialog box) appears at the top of the window. 3.Typethenameforyournewtheme.Turnon"Sharedforallusers,"ifyoulike. If you're the only person who uses your Mac, then never mind. But if you share a Mac with other students, workers, or family members, each of whom has a Mac OS X account, the "Shared for all users" option makes your new theme available to other people who use the machine. (Otherwise, your masterpiece will appear in the list only when you use iDVD.) power users' clinic Secrets of the Theme Files Whenever you save a new Favorite theme, iDVD does a fair amount of administrative work. Behind the scenes, iDVD creates a new theme fle on your hard drive. If you decided to share your theme with other account holders, this fle appears in the LibraryiDVDFavorites folder. If not, it winds up in your HomeLibraryiDVDFavorites folder. Unlike regular themes, whose names end with the suffx .theme, Favorites use a .favorite fle name extension. (See Figure 17-4 at right.) Why is this important to know? Because it tells you how to remove a saved favorite: Just drag the .favorite fle out of the secret folder and into the Trash. The next time you open iDVD, that favorite will no longer appear in the Themes pane pop-up menu. It's also worth noting that when you create a favorite, iDVD copies all relevant materials, including background audio and video, to the newly created theme. (Don't believe it? To view these materials, navigate to the saved .favorite fle. Control-click its icon; from the contextual menu, choose Show Package Contents. Then open the ContentsRe- sources folder.) Because iDVD has made copies of your movies, pictures, and soundtrack fles, you no longer need to keep the originals, as far as iDVD is concerned. Feel free to discard, rename, or move these components from their original locations on your hard drive. chapter17:designingidvdthemes 427