random applications opened when i wake my imac from sleep

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by echosmyron, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. echosmyron macrumors member

    May 14, 2006
    i always leave my iMac on and this morning when i got on, microsoft excel was opened up. i just got home from school and google earth was opened when i came to the computer. has this happened to anyone? help please
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sounds obvious, but could someone have been using your computer? Alternatively, could you have them set to open at certain times via AppleScript, iCal or Open At Login? :)
  3. SiNNeD macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Leave an application up or opened for that matter put yout system to sleep and I am willing to bet you that it will be there when you wake it. I am willing to bet that you were working with excel the night prior and forgot about it or just like the other person said someone is using your imac during the night :eek:
  4. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    The Shadow has been using your computer..........:eek:
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Perhaps it's time to put a password on your screensaver or FUS to the login window when you leave your computer.

    An alternate possibility is...well...dissociative identity disorder? :eek: :D
  6. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    This happened to me recently. A Safari window was open to a rather revealing picture of Keeley Hazel (sic?) and my wife was most perturbed. I told her it must have been a bug in 10.4.7, but I don't think she believed me.
  7. echosmyron thread starter macrumors member

    May 14, 2006
    i know no one is using my mac. all of my family uses windows. this didnt happen today either.. weird

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