Messages Always Opening

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Klew721, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Klew721 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Everytime I re-open my MacBook Pro it automatically opens the Messages program. How do I prevent it from doing this? It never used to do it in the past, but now it does it everytime I re-open my MacBook.
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    When you say "re-open", do you mean open the lid, or restart?
    On restart, OS X will automatically launch any app that was open when the Mac was shutdown.
    Any app in the list of Login Items in System Preferences > Users & Groups will also launch at restart.
    If Messages is relaunching at other times, after you have quit it, then something else is going on.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I get the same thing on 10.8.5 and prior and I have not found a way to stop it. I have nothing in login items or any of the other folders that normally launch anything.

    I think what is going on is OS X is treating Messages as more of a "service" than an app, and if you have the Messages service turned on it just launches the app.
  4. Klew721 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Yeah. I just logged out of my account on Messages and will see if that helps.

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