Is it possible to delay certain login items?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Illegit, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Illegit macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    I would like to try and speed up the launching of OS X. It seems to take quite a bit of time to get started. When I first got my Mac, the startup times were much quicker. However, now since I've added a whole bunch of startup applications, it takes much longer. I generally use all of my startup applications, but I do not need most of them when I first login. Would it be possible to delay the launching of certain applications to speed up my startup time? Are there any programs that do this? I imagine it would be possible to write a script to do this.

    Any help would appreciated.
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Why not do it manually? Keep the ones you need right away and start up other ones later?

    Also, why shut down your Mac? Mac's have the best sleep modes and wakes up from sleep instantly and ready to use.

    I rarely shutdown my Mac, usually when there is an update that requires a restart or something. I sometimes go 2-3 days before I restart it.
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    As Kilamite noted, you'd be better off A.) manually opening the programs and B.) sleeping instead of rebooting. That said, if you absolutely need programs to self-start but would prefer them to stagger-start, you can write an Automator script to run various programs in succession after timed delays.

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