Razer Synapse always opens at login

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by senc01a, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. senc01a macrumors regular

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    May 31, 2007
    #1
    Hi all.
    I am quite annoyed by the fact that the new Razer (gaming mice) software Synapse 2.0 opens over and over again everytime I reboot or login.
    Has anyone found a way to simply have the drivers running and be able to open the razer panel on demand?
    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Remove any appearances of it from the following locations:
    • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
      (Lion users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

    • /Library/LaunchAgents/ and ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)
     
  3. senc01a thread starter macrumors regular

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    May 31, 2007
    #3
    Thanks for your very quick reply.
    I should have mentioned that I am using Mountain Lion. Sorry for that.

    This seems like the usual way to prevent programs to open during login, but I am not sure if it will work in this case. I will give it a try anyway and let you know how it turns out.
    Thanks!
     
  4. Transist macrumors newbie

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    Aug 6, 2012
    #4
    Do not delete the launch agents....you will have to deal with the razer updater running even when you are not using your mouse. If you delete the launch agents your razer synapse will not work when you use your mouse. Luckily the razer updater is not a memory hog. So if you want to use your custom settings for your mouse you will just have to deal with the updater running. As I said, do not delete the launch agents.
     
  5. kd7swh macrumors newbie

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    Aug 26, 2012
    #5
    Here is my fix

    I just wrote a few shell scripts to automatically edit the plist.

    Code:
    echo "Razer Synapse Off"
    sleep 3
    sudo sed -i -e 's/<false/<true/' /Library/LaunchAgents/com.razer.rzupdater.plist
    echo "Now rebooting!"
    sleep 3
    sudo reboot
    
    
    Code:
    echo "Razer Synapse On"
    sleep 3
    sudo sed -i -e 's/<true/<false/' /Library/LaunchAgents/com.razer.rzupdater.plist
    echo "Now rebooting!"
    sleep 3
    sudo reboot
    
    
    
    I saved these to /usr/bin and now I can turn synapse on and off at will just by running a terminal command :)
     
  6. Chris153, Aug 11, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016

    Chris153 macrumors newbie

    Chris153

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    Aug 11, 2016
    #6
    On OSX 10.10.5, I'm not seeing a Razer plist in launch agents, even though synapse 2.0 launches at login. Is there somewhere else I should look for Yosemite?

    EDIT: My mistake. The appropriate plist (with the OnDemand item) IS in /Library/LaunchAgents, but not in /Users/[self]/Library/LaunchAgents. Oops.
    EDIT2: I didn't want to go about writing the same scripts, so I tried manually editing com.razer.rzupdater.plist in XCode, which wouldn't let me make changes, even after trying to change permission settings (sudo chmod...). Putting the .plist in a text editor (sublime text) did worked.
     

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