Auto Runs for mac?

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

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    #1
    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

    r.j.s

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    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

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    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

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    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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