How do I stop MSN messenger from opening at startup?

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  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    #2
    MSN Messenger -> Preferences -> uncheck "Run This program when I start my computer."

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  2. benjaminpg macrumors regular

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    More generally, you can enable and disable apps to start when you login in System Preferences. Click on the Login Items pane, and select one app and click remove. Or to add something to your login items, click add and select the app you want to automatically launch.
     
  3. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    You could do that, but i find that its better if you disable it within the program...I dont know if it matters, but I think it does.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    It is better to disable it within the application itself. Virex is an example of this - you can remove Virex from System Preferences, but then next time you start Virex manually it'll go and add itself to your startup items again. You need to disable it within Virex itself to stop it from opening.
     
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Search for MSN and delete all references. That should do it.


    Sorry I just had to say that. I've never heard anything good about MSN.
     
  6. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    but not all programs make it possible to disable it in the "Preferences" right?
     

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