Hiding Login Items

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c073186, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I'm trying to make Mail start at Login but be hidden. But even when I go into System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items, and check the box for "Hide" by Mail, it still opens with the window when I log in. Is there any way to actually make it be hidden upon login?
  2. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    I’m guessing you’re not running Snow Leopard? There was a long-standing bug that was fixed in Snow Leopard that meant Mail would ignore the “Hide” box for a login item. I used to have Mail off the Login Items list and instead downloaded this script to my Utilities folder and put that as a login item. Mail will appear briefly, but then will hide itself. If you ever upgrade to SL, you can trash this script as Mail now correctly hides.

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