Every program opens on startup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by meche, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. meche macrumors newbie

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    May 31, 2008
    #1
    Like the title says: every time I start up my computer every programs opens up as well. It takes a few minutes for them to load and for me to shut them all down.

    How can I turn this off?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    Location:
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    #2
    If it is just your toolbar programs that launch at startup, right-click on each toolbar icon and select "options". Verify that "Open at Login" isn't selected, turn it off if it is.

    Did someone have access to your computer and played a trick on you?:)
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
    #3
    Um, that is, your Dock items. It's not Windows. ;)
     
  4. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    #4
    Yes, it is the dock.:)

    I use both systems daily ... and I apologize for my dyslexic terminology.

    I would hope that the OP understood what I meant, but the OP hasn't been back with any response ... perhaps he is busy closing open apps?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    One can also look into System Preferences > Accounts > My Accounts > Login Item, which is a bit easier than right clicking on every ****ing Dock icon.
     

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