Apps auto-opening on restart

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Big Stevie, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Big Stevie macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    When I restart my 2012 MacBook Pro I find various apps open automatically, which I have to then close down. These include Calendar, iMessages, Mail, iTunes and Spotify. They all try to open at once, causing me to wait before I can use my macbook.

    Is there a way of preventing these from opening automatically?
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

    hallux

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    Option-click (or right-click or 2-finger click depending on your input device) on the app icon in the dock, go to options then uncheck "Open at Login".
     
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Or: System Prefs > Users Groups > Login Items. Delete accordingly.

    Or: Uncheck when you logout/shutdown/reset, "Reopen windows when logging back in"
     
  4. Big Stevie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    Thanks. With the exception of the spotify app, none of the others are set to 'open at log in', yet they all open when turning on or restarting my macbook.:confused:
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    NoBoMac gave you the answer:
    Uncheck when you logout/shutdown/reset, "Reopen windows when logging back in"

    go to restart, and in the popup window...as suggested... :cool:
     
  6. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    One other thing to check, that just popped to mind:

    Settings > General, and make sure "Close windows when quitting an application" is checked.
     

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