How do I make an application start up when macbook is switched on.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tidyboy, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. tidyboy macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi there Im new to macs and have this question

    How do I make an application start up when macbook is switched on.


    Many Thanks
    Matt
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    Go to Apps -> System Preferences, then click Accounts, select your account, click Login Items, the little plus icon, then add the app :)
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    #3
    System Preferences -> Accounts ->Login Items.

    Press the + button and add the app you want.
     
  4. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Goto System preferences
    then Accounts
    choose your account
    the Login items
    click the + icon
    then choose your application that you wish to open automatically.
     
  5. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    hahaa, i won! :p
    anyway, the question has been answered. What kind of mac did you get, tidyboy?

    edit: hahaa, its a macbook; i just read the title. What specs did you get, then?
     
  7. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    alternatively, if your app is in your dock, just right click on the dock icon and select the "open at login" option :)
     
  8. tidyboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #8
    Hi guys thanks for all your responses.

    I have a white macbook and the specs are


    Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per processor):2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    60GB HD

    Matt
     
  9. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    #9
    The best part about having a bunch of startup items is watching them all bounce at the same time when you turn your computer on!
     

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