Prevent Finder open at login

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

  1. ryansebiz macrumors member

    ryansebiz

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    #1
    I'm using a Finder replacement app. Is there anyway to prevent the Finder from opening at login?
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    The Netherlands
    #2
    Hmm...

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

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

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

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    Dec 30, 2008
    #3
    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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