Adjust what program opens upon MBP restart?

Iphone4sinwhite

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How do I stop MS Office 2011 from opening up Word, Excel, Powerpoint, each time I restart my MBP running 10.9?
 
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Where those applications running when you shut off the Mac OS X side of your MBP? I guess you where using Windows or Linux, thus the restart?
 

Iphone4sinwhite

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Where those applications running when you shut off the Mac OS X side of your MBP? I guess you where using Windows or Linux, thus the restart?
I had to restart the computer due to a software update. I had parallels running but does that matter as Office was running on the Mac side. Is the answer to force quit the programs before restarting?
 

DeltaMac

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I'd say it's "one" answer, but not a good answer.
Just the MS Office apps?
Why not just do a normal Quit of those apps before restarting? You can do that very quickly in the Dock.

(How often are you restarting, anyway?)
 

GGJstudios

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How do I stop MS Office 2011 from opening up Word, Excel, Powerpoint, each time I restart my MBP running 10.9?
You can check the following locations for apps that automatically launch on startup and delete any you don't need/want:
  • System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items (SL and older: System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items)
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/LaunchAgents
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/StartupItems
After you delete items from the list, restart your Mac and those processes should not be running.
 

JPJP

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You can check the following locations for apps that automatically launch on startup and delete any you don't need/want:
  • System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items (SL and older: System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items)
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/LaunchAgents
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/StartupItems
After you delete items from the list, restart your Mac and those processes should not be running.
Thanks, I'm plagued by the same problem. I tried these steps and found some adobe and other files and deleted them. Still have no clue how to stop Microsoft programs from launching automatically on startup. Word, Excel and PPT all behave the same way. Part of the Microsoft office 2011 for Mac package. Any further ideas?
 

JohnDS

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Pull the Apple Menu down to Shut Down. Uncheck the box that says "Re-open Windows when logging back in". Click on ShutDown. After you restart, your Office Applications should not automatically open.
 
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