When I boot my MacBook Pro, I can see in the menu bar the name of a slow script running at login. However, when I look in System Preferences>Users>MyUser>login items, I see no such script or app. I have used Spotlight, EasyFind, and Code: $ find / "name_of_script" . None of these finds the script. How can I find the script and get rid of it, or find other code such as launchctl daemons (I really don't understand these, but I know they exist, if I called them by the right name) that could be causing this to happen? I find nothing useful at /System/Library/LaunchDaemons or at /Library/LaunchDaemons I'm especially puzzled by why I can't find the script or app whose name I can clearly see?