Applications reopen itself after restart

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by andy8, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. andy8 macrumors regular

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    #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.
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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  3. andy8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Checked already. It doesn't contain the applications that opened itself.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #4
    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)
     
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

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    #5
    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.
     
  6. andy8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #6
    Thank you, issue resolved.
     

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