login items – do I need these?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by irishgrizzly, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    What do you think?

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    I'm trying to thin down my system to get it running smooth. I use extensis all the time, but what can I delete. What's an expanderDaemon?!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Thanks Mr Jew.
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I don't think I even have the iCal one, despite using iCal... o_O
     
  5. maxp1 macrumors regular

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    Expander is probably a reference to Stuffit Expander. You probably don't need it.

    Gmail notifier is of course related to Gmail notifier. Do you use notifier? If no, then you don't need it.

    The Adobe one has something to do with the new Adobe CS package. There's info here... http://blogs.adobe.com/barnaby.james/2006/12/the_adobe_synch_1.html

    Oh, the iCal one is so iCal can send out scheduled e-mails even if iCal isn't running. If you don't use iCal e-mail notices then you don't need it.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    No worries. :)



    Yeah, it's not necessary either.



    Yep, it is. :)
     
  7. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

    WildPalms

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    The expanderDaemon that is ticked/checked is no longer on the system, hence the icon. Untick that one and tick the next one if you wish to keep it. You can remove all those items except for the iCal scheduler agent with no noticeable issues.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    What about "iTunes Helper"? ...For some reason it's in my list. :confused:
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    ticking the box only hides it on launch. you have to actually delete it from your login items to remove it.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I've always thought it was to do with iPods. It helps recognise and mount them, however my iPod works fine without it... I could be wrong 'cause my brain is full of seaweed.
     

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