Login items do not save.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ibarnett, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. ibarnett macrumors regular

    ibarnett

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    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    #1
    I have tried to set 2 apps to start at login, Skype & Desktop monitor.
    I have used the following:

    "Mac OS X 10.3 or later
    Log in as the user who wishes to have a login item or as an admin user.
    Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
    Choose Accounts from the View menu.
    Click the name of the user.
    Mac OS X 10.3.x: Click the Startup Items button.
    Mac OS X 10.4 or later: Click the Login Items button.
    Click the "Add {+}" button.
    The item you selected will automatically open the next time you log in."

    The items show when I enter them with the + as above OR right click in the dock & select "options" then "Open at login".

    However when I restart they don't open & are no longer listed in Accounts - Login Items.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Jan 6, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando
    #2
    The permissions on your login items plist have probably gotten messed up. Try dragging ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist to the Desktop, then logging out and back in. Then open System Preferences and try adding your items to the login items again.

    jW
     
  3. ibarnett thread starter macrumors regular

    ibarnett

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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  5. ibarnett thread starter macrumors regular

    ibarnett

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    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    #5
    Fixed by booting into "safe boot" & then setting up logins.
    Why - I don't know why necessary to resort to this method!
     

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