Making a process not run everytime it boots

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tonicardo, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. tonicardo macrumors newbie

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    I have this one computer at work that has two printers connected to it and a process (HP communicator) that runs upon startup prevents the one printer from working. It doesn't effect any other aspect of my computer when shuting it off, but I was wondering if I could set it so that it doesn't run upon turning on the computer. I could delete it, but I won't be maintaining this computer in a couple of years so I don't really want to change too much in case someone futher along discovers a problem that needs this process.

    I guess I am also interested in knowing how to shut off processes if that's possible.
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Is this process listed as a login item in your account preferences? If so, then just delete it and it shouldn't happen again. If not, you've got me stumped.
     
  3. tonicardo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I am going to end up erasing it, but next time I'm in at work I'll check the account preferences and see what I can find. That's a great idea I over looked and it might help.

    Finding out that this is the problem has been a four week thing in its self. So I didn't want to rush in and delete until I asked if there was another way and tried a few things first.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    If it's a process that is started at boot time, it'll be in /Library/StartupItems/. Remove it from there and restart.
     

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