Auto Runs for mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kirkbross, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Is there an equivalent of AutoRuns for Mac OS? Under accounts and Login Items, there are only a handful of applications, but in the terminal, top -u brings up a hundred processes, some of which I wonder if I can do without on startup.

    I ask if there is an app for this because I'm not sophisticated enough to determine which processes I should kill, and also, I'd like them to not even startup if possible.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    If it is not listed in the login items of System Preferences > Accounts, then it is a part of the system, and you should not go off killing those processes.
  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    It is normal for there to be that many processes. You can't do without most of them. Just leave it alone and call it good.
  4. mslide macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    If you don't know what they do, then you are playing with fire. A Unix operating system tends to have a lot of processes going. Don't worry about it.

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