Applications reopen itself after restart

andy8

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 6, 2009
156
1
Hi All,

My applications keeps re-opening itself after a restart/shutdown.

I don't know what's the cause. "Close window when quitting applications" in General > System Pref is checked.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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756
Checked already. It doesn't contain the applications that opened itself.
Which app(s) are you referring to? Check the following locations:
  • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
    (Lion and ML users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

  • /Library/LaunchAgents/
    (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)

  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
    (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)

  • /Library/StartupItems/
    (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)
 

Krazy Bill

macrumors 68030
Dec 21, 2011
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Good advice from GGJ.

Another thing.... toggle the "reopen" box off/on a few times in System Prefs and reboot after each change. (I'm not on ML right now so don't know the proper wording).

The toggle (checkbox) may not be "sticking" and this flag is not being saved properly. This has happened to me before in Lion.
 

andy8

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 6, 2009
156
1
Which app(s) are you referring to? Check the following locations:
  • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
    (Lion and ML users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

  • /Library/LaunchAgents/
    (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)

  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
    (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)

  • /Library/StartupItems/
    (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path above)
Thank you, issue resolved.