Having trouble disabling applications launching on startup

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tar, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. tar macrumors newbie

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    Jan 9, 2013
    #1
    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?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Do you have this checked or unchecked when you restart?
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    Delete any occurrences of those apps 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 above)

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

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

    It does launch, but won't appear on your Dock.
     

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