how to clean up startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by farqueue, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    hi as a new mac user, how can i run the equivalent of MSCONFIG in mac os x?

    I dont want a few programs to startup when os x boots
  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    which ones?

    Some, if you're talking about stuff that loads with your user account, can be turned off in System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items

    Some start up as a result of other Preference choices - If you have Personal Web Sharing enabled in the Sharing pref for example, then it will boot Apache at startup

    Some other apps that need to boot below user level will add themselves to /Library/StartupItems

    Most boot level startups are included in /System/Library/StartupItems, but it's best not to fool with these directly and to find what Prefrence or App has put them there and remove them from there

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