The following applications automatically launch on startup: Word Excel Google Chrome RePasta (copy & paste helper) I want to disable them from launching on startup. I have made sure that none of them have the "Open at Login" option checked when I right-click their icon in my dock. I have also gone into Systems Preferences > Users > Account > Login Items. These programs are not listed there (oddly enough, iTunes Helper is listed but that application does NOT launch on startup). I have also tried going into the following folders in my library: /library/StartUpItems (nothing in there) /library/launchdaemons com.adobe.fpsaud.plist com.apple.remotepairtool.plist com.logmein.logmeinserver.plist com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist [*]/Library/LaunchAgents com.logmein.logmeingui.plist com.logmein.logmeinguiagent.plist com.logmein.logmeinguiagentatlogin.plist com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist The only thing I've found so far that works is to remove these items completely from my dock, and then restart; then they do not launch on startup. The only problem with this is that I really like to have these programs in my dock as I use them often. There are 9 other applications in my dock that do not launch on startup (including another Microsoft product: PowerPoint), so I don't understand why these are the exception. I am currently running Lion. Any other suggestions?