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

sartajc

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Jul 8, 2007
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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??
 

siurpeeman

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Dec 2, 2006
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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. :(
 

ibook4a

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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 -:)
 

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."
 

Xavier

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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."
Thats cool, never knew about that!
 

CalBoy

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Thats cool, never knew about that!
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.