Need Help Editing Login Items Preference plist

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  1. Diomedes macrumors 6502

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    I installed (and quickly uninstalled) Suitcase X1 on my PowerBook; however, Suitcase added itself to my Login Items under my account, and I can't delete it. Is there a plist file I can edit to get rid of it? I can't reinstall Suitcase since it proved unstable and crashed upon launch.
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Why can't you delete it from within System Preferences? Do you get an error message, is the delete button disabled, or what?

    To answer your question, the login items data is stored in ~/Library/Preferences/loginwindow.plist, as an array with the "AutoLaunchedApplicationDictionary" key. I haven't tried deleting items from it directly, but it should work as long as you use a proper editor such as Property List Editor.
     
  3. Diomedes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, no error message, button is enabled (I added and deleted some items to test)...when I highlight it and click on the "-", nothing happens.
     
  4. Diomedes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, using the PList Editor was easy enough...thanks for telling me where to look!
     

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