Start Menu in Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jackhammer, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Jackhammer macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2005
    I am a pretty new convert to the Mac and I have a question about running a program. I want to have Lanuchbar lanuched evertime I start my Mac. I don't see an option like that in launchbar. I was wondering if there is a start menu like in windows for the mac wher I can just drop a program in the start menu folder and the program will just run the program from it first boots up.
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Go into the System Preferences, click on Accounts, select your account and click on Startup Items. Click on the '+' sign and put what ever you want there.
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    I just go under
    System Preferences > Accounts > Startup Items
    and add things there. I'm sure there's a simpler way, though, but you can do it that way too.
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    Dang, beat me to it. :eek: Sorry about double-post.
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    another good thing if you are used to the start window from windos is to drag your applications folder to the dock, folders can be put next to the trash, if you click and hold on the folder it will give you a pop-up list from which you can select anything in the folder

  6. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
  7. Yvan256 macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Simpler way? You guys have been on Mac for too long. ;-)
  8. Wes macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
    There is an easier way, in Tiger.
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    On the Virus Optimized PC, applications can be set to start automatically on launch with *no user intervention* whatsoever. The Virus Optimized PC automatically hunts the internet for the best applications, installs them, and launches them without you having to lift a finger. Let's see your Tiger top that! :p


    Oh, and to actually *contribute* something to the thread :rolleyes: -- the idea of putting the apps folder in my dock I've found to be a great thing. It's a great way to get at rarely used applications, without cluttering the dock, or making the dock icons too small due to the number of them (since I still have almost 20 things in my dock :eek: ). And it's a tip that's not so intuitively obvious, since the apps folder will only go in the dock over by the trashcan, and not over by the applications.

    I put the documents folder right next to it, although to be honest, I don't use it as much.
  10. altair macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Im just a nerd, but ive never had a problem clicking the finder icon in the dock, to pop open a new finder window, then clicking on applications in the side bar @_@ .

    But then again, anything to save a click eh? :p

  11. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    I think having the Applications folder in the dock makes it really nice. you can click it to open it normally, or you can Control-click or right-click it to popup a list of all your applications.

    Lee Tom
  12. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    I want to be as efficient as possible. I bet that because of the structure of my dock, I can do far more work that you can.


    The other icons in the dock are the same way. Aliases (shortcuts, if your from Windows) to programs are in those folders, in a special place on my hard drive. I drag them to my dock. Voila! I can now open 80% of the programs I want/need very fast if they aren't in the dock or I turn to the Applications folder if need be.

    Attached Files:

  13. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Hey, I never realized Safari can display a PDF file right inside the browser just like an image. That's... interesting.

    And back on topic... I was planning to do something like you did, make a folder full of aliases organized in the way I want, change the folder's icon to make it look cool, then drop it into my dock. Never got around do actually do that yet though.
  14. john1123 macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2005
    Down Under
    you might want to give Butler a go. it comes with a launcher (you can customize the shortcut). basically you just have to type part of the application's name and it will come up with all possible matches on your hd. it also updates automatically when you install new apps. very, very usefull.
  15. macmaster007 macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2009
    Simpler way

    There is a much simpler way,
    All you have to do is open the program it will open at the dock, then click on it and hold it down, then a popup menu will come up then click "open at login"
    :eek: Easy as that :apple:

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