Kill an App at Startup Not a Login Item?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShMac, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. ShMac macrumors newbie

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    Sep 3, 2007
    #1
    I made the mistake of installing drivers for my
    buddies printer.

    Now, every time the computer starts it runs the
    HP Setup Assistant.

    I would love this to go away, but I don't know
    how. It is not a Login application for my
    account.

    Help?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Texas
    #2
    Did you check the preferences of the app? There might be a setting there to start on login, uncheck that and you should be good.

    On a side note, if you wont be using the printer anymore - I'd uninstall the software. Those HP drivers are really bloated and tie up a lot of resources.
     
  3. NAG macrumors 68030

    NAG

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    #3
    Hold down shift when starting up to boot into safe mode (no extra junk).
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    #4
    when you login right click the printer setup app in the dock. is open at login checked?
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Portland, OR
    #5
    It can be found in /Library/StartupItems/

    Remove it from there and restart. Done.
     
  6. ShMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 3, 2007
    #6
    Perfect. Thanks yellow, et al.
     

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