How do i make programs start when i turn the comp on?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sartajc, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. sartajc macrumors member

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    #1
    I just got my macbook, and i want a few programs to automatically turn on.

    Circus Ponies Notebook
    iAlertU
    Adium

    Is there any universal startup thingy on Mac??
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    #2
    in the accounts preference pane in the system preferences, there's a place for login items. anything in there will launch on startup.

    EDIT: ugh, beaten to it! i've been so slow lately. :(
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Take a look in System Preferences/Accounts/Login Items – under here you can determine any apps you want to start up whenever you fire up your Mac.
     
  4. ibook4a macrumors member

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    yeah there is go to system preferences > Accounts > login items and drag the relevant application to the box

    EDIT: looks like pretty much everyone beat me -:)
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    Well, everyone else used the same boring method, so I'll suggest something a little different:p

    If the app is in your Dock, you can right click on the app and choose "Open at Login."
     
  6. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Thats cool, never knew about that!
     
  7. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yup. One of the many great things about the Dock. In addition to that, if you ever forget where you had saved something(like a document or a file), but it is in your Dock, you can right click and choose "Show in Finder." Good for times when you feel lost.
     
  8. sartajc thread starter macrumors member

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