n00b question: How do you make something run at startup?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by micsaund, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. micsaund macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    #1
    Hi,

    Besides editing the /etc/rc file (or something similarly low-level), how am I supposed to make an app run at startup (login)?

    For example, I use Adium. I always have to launch it manually after I reboot, but I'd prefer to have it open automatically (similar to how MSN Messenger will do). However, I'd like to know how to do this in general, not just for Adium since it may have some option I've been missing.

    I'm sure I'm just missing something that's drag-and-drop simple or something like that, right?

    Thanks,
    Mike

    EDIT: Duh - changed a "manually" to "automatically" so the whole thing makes sense... :rolleyes:
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    Apple menu->System Preferences...->Accounts->[your account]->Startup Items

    Click '+' icon at the bottom to add something.
     
  3. micsaund thread starter macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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