Google Chrome - Launch At Startup Oddities

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  1. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    Is anyone else having this issue: I am using the current version of Chrome and Mac OS 10.6.8. For some reason Chrome will add itself to my login items list, and even when I remove it (no matter how often) it just re-adds itself back. I have to say this is obnoxious.

    I have done all the usual things, looking through plists and package contents, launch agents etc. The computer is clean and functions well, no permissions issues, no crashes no errors and almost zero slow downs unless I leave it running past 30 days.

    Thoughts? Others having this issue? Anyone know how to stop it? I am coming up empty.

    Cheers
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    Right-click on the Dock icon and select Options. Is "Open at Login" checked?

    You can also check the following locations, if you haven't already:
    • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
      (Lion users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

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

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)
     
  3. MacForScience thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have tried all those things, but when I restart Chrome re-adds itself to the list. At this moment Chrome is not in my login item list the option is not checked in the dock menu, it is not in anyway shape or form in my startup items menu, and there are no launch agents that would start it either.

    Hence the frustration.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There must be something else launching it. What do you have in those locations I mentioned?
     
  5. MacForScience thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    Accounts Login Items:
    iTunes Helper
    TomTom Helper
    Moom
    NotesTabPro
    xType
    Default Folder X
    Growl
    DropBox
    AirDisplay
    Alfred

    /Library/LaunchAgents/:
    com.parallels.DesktopControlAgent.plist com.teamviewer.teamviewer.plist
    com.parallels.desktop.launch.plist com.teamviewer.teamviewer_desktop.plist
    com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy.plist

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/:
    com.apple.FolderActions.enabled.plist
    com.google.keystone.agent.plist
    com.apple.FolderActions.folders.plist
    com.valvesoftware.steamclean.plist
    com.google.GoogleContactSyncAgent.plist
    ws.agile.1PasswordAgent.plist

    /Library/StartupItems/:
    None
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not aware of any of those items automatically launching a browser, but I'm not intimately familiar with all of them. I'm sure there's something we're missing, but I can't think of it at the moment. If I do, I'll let you know.
     
  7. Markarian421 macrumors member

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  8. MacForScience thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw that thread, I was hoping someone here had come up with a solution. On the upside it seems to be sporadic so its not the worst thing in the world.

    Cheers
     

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