Prevent Finder open at login

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ryansebiz, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. ryansebiz macrumors member


    Apr 7, 2008
    I'm using a Finder replacement app. Is there anyway to prevent the Finder from opening at login?
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands

    Tried renaming your app to, and place it into /System/Library/CoreServices/

    Eh... be sure to move (not Trash) the original first though. :eek:

    This can get very messy..... ;)
  3. martynmc7 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2008
    You could write an AppleScript:

    tell application "Finder" to quit

    If you put that in your startup items (I think) it'll run at login...though I'm not 100%. Maybe someone else can confirm.

    EDIT: this will work, but after you've written this one line of code you need to go File-Save As and choose application. Then it'll run when added to the login items.

    This will be much safer than the method above as it simply closes Finder on startup

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