Making a process not run everytime it boots

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

  1. tonicardo macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2004
    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


    Jun 29, 2004
    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

    Aug 28, 2004
    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


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    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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