Prevent Programs From Starting When Laptop Starts

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnnyonthemac, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. johnnyonthemac macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2012
    I have a macbook pro 10.7.3. When I start up my laptop, about 5 - 8 different programs startup without me starting them. Open Office, Mail, Photoshop, Adium, etc... How can I prevent all these different programs from firing up when I start my laptop?

    Thanks for any tips.
  2. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    System preferences > Accounts > Login Items

    I think...
  3. johnnyonthemac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2012
    System Preferences >> Users and Groups >> Login Options

    I see nothing there that has to do with startup programs or programs that start on boot up.

    But thanks,


    Okay, I found it.
    System Preferences >> users and groups. Then choose user >> Login Items.

    But the window is blank where it reads, "These Items will open automatically when you log in:

    <shows nothing>
  4. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    I think what you want to disable is the auto-restore function that Lion has. Any applications you have open when you reboot your Mac will automatically relaunch when this is turned on.

    To turn it off: System Preferences -> General ->Uncheck "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps"

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