numerous applications keep opening on startup

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by applefanboy98, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. applefanboy98 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    so i turn off my iMac and when i turn it back on, a bunch of applications are open - i did not set these to open at login and the "reopen windows" was unchecked when I turned off my computer. however, when I try to uncheck it under system prefs - general, and quit system prefs, it automatically reverts back to the checked version..... permissions in system prefs must be messed up? any help? thanks
  2. daveevans76 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2011
    Flower Mound, TX
    I am running into the same thing but where my issue is different is under my pref, i have no applications checked to launch. I used to have it set to auto launch safari and iMail, but have removed changed the settings for this. Now when I startup my machine, they are still launching! I have checked my login items and nothing is selected yet they cont to launch. Could this be a Lion bug???? Annoying.
  3. bwapod macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    I'm having the same issue on both my MacBook Pro (mid 2010, upgraded to Lion) and the new Mac mini. Every time I restart (and UNCHECK the box for "reopen apps" etc), it seems like every app I've ever used opens up. Safari keeps going back to a wikipedia page I checked yesterday afternoon, even though it's clearly no the last page I was on.

    A number of my preferences are NOT sticking (reset to default when I close System Preferences), most noticeably the trackpad gestures that I keep trying to customize.

    I can't save bookmarks in Safari either.

    I tried repairing permissions, to no avail. I'm in the process of re-installing Lion on my Mac mini from scratch.

    Bit of a bummer.

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