Login Items

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Wie Gehts, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I just noticed (I never really looked before) a bunch of login items listed that mostly I don't know their purpose.
    The logitech control center for my bluetooth mouse is there. That makes sense as to connect my mouse at startup.
    But I have something called 'Airport Base Station Agent' and iTunesHelper' and a couple of other do-dads for a couple of other small apps (Rogue Amoeba Schedule Help, for ex.) that I have no idea why they should be 'starting' when I log in, nor are they something I even notice when I login in.

    Are they some kind of background process goings on I don't know of?

    If I toss this stuff, would it hurt anything? For example, is that Airport agent thing an important background utility thats needed for my computer to connect to its wireless on startup or what?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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  3. Wie Gehts thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for those links. :)

    When I go to apple support and do a search I always come up craps.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Apple Support has not listed third-party software or add-ons, so a web search will bring more fruits with the right search terms like "mac os x login item "name of the login item"".
     

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