Prevent Programs From Starting When Laptop Starts

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

  1. johnnyonthemac macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Greetings,
    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

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    #2
    System preferences > Accounts > Login Items

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

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    #3
    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,

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    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

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    #4
    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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