Startup Applications

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by theacemaan, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    How do i add an app, i.e. a weather app, to load at startup?

    i am running jaguar
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    System Preferences--Login Items

    note: In Panther they are called Startup Items and are in System Preferences-Accounts-Startup Items
     
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    krossfyter

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    whats the point?... other then to eliminate you manually having to do it? i mean how hard is it to manually just move your cursor and click? im not trying to start something here i am just curious as to what all the hype is on startup applications. in the whole scheme of things this is insiginificant.... but im still curious. maybe you all know something i dont and if so i want to learn.


    :D
     
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    edesignuk

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    I have always set them. I like to login and have all the apps open I will use. iChat, iCal, MSN Msgr, Mail, WeatherPop, & Konfabulator all open upon login. It takes about 10-15secs for them all to launch, but it saves me time manually starting them all up later.
     
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    Doctor Q

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    Another advantage is that you can hide them automatically, by checking the "Hide" checkbox.

    I do this with ClipboardSharing, for example.
     
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    edesignuk

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    Another good point, I do that with iCal & Mail. This way if I have anything I need to remember iCal will remind me, and I will see if I actually need to open mail from the icon :D
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i don't know if clipboard sharing is what i want but i'm trying to prevent from having to navigate to my applications folder throught the dinder every time i start up to load an app i might want tunning continually. i could just add it to the dock, but i',m a fan of minimal dock clutter, and like to save it for real apps, not for utilities
     

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