Resolved Chrome starts at startup. Why?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by iwan073, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. iwan073, Aug 10, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012

    iwan073 macrumors regular

    iwan073

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    #1
    Hey guys. For some reason Google Chrome starts up whenever I turn on my Mac.
    It's not like a browser window opens, but the indicator under the dock icon lights up. Why is that?

    It only started doing that for the last... what, two days now? At least I noticed it for the last couple of days. (Maybe since the update to Chrome version 21?)

    What could be causing this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Delete any occurrences of Chrome from 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)

    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion and ML users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)
    Also, make sure to quit Chrome before you shut down or restart your Mac.
     
  3. iwan073 thread starter macrumors regular

    iwan073

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    #3
    Yeah. For some reason Chrome was in that list. I wonder why. I didn't do it...
     
  4. akshay.tata macrumors newbie

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  5. cento79 macrumors newbie

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    #5
    In my case, I had to remove the Google Auto Update "com.google.keystone.agent.plist" from /Library/LaunchAgents/ too.
    Hope this helps
     
  6. Rad1sh macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Likewise, I had exactly the same file in "LaunchAgents". Removing it worked for me, but also need to ensure quitting Chrome on shutdown, not simply closing the browser. Never had the need to "quit" before, but no bad thing I guess. Thank you for the original list of solutions, as nothing else had worked.
     

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