Is there an "auto run" folder in Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ozziegn, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    I just installed Skype on my MBP machine but there's one minor issue. It seems like Skype is set to start automatically when I don't want it to do that. I've looked in the preferences tab and there's nothing that enables or disables the auto run feature.

    therefore I'm wondering if Leopard has an auto run folder like what I'm use to in my Windows XP area? If so, where is it? I'd like to find it so my Skype program doesn't start on initial start up.

    thanks for any info. :)
  2. mr.light macrumors 6502

    Click and hold on the icon in the dock and deselect the "open at Login" option
  3. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items

    Will show you the things set to run/open automtically whenever you login. From there you can add or remove items as you see fit.
  4. BlakTornado Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    or go into System preferences, accounts, click on your user account, then the "login items" tab. You might find some things there that you might not want starting up either, but most of it will be application helpers or peripheral drivers.

    Edit: seems I was beaten to the punch

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