Something running at startup, but what?!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by RDowson, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. RDowson macrumors 6502

    RDowson

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #1
    Hi

    When I power up my MacBook Pro (running Lion) once the desktop appears theres a window that pops up and closes really quickly. So quickly that I can't see what it is so that I can try to stop it.

    I've checked the Login Items list and theres nothing in that.

    Anyone know of any logs that I can look at to see what it might be?

    My machine still starts up and shuts down much, much slower under lion. Could this possibly be the reason? If not, does anyone have any ideas about that too?

    Many thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    There are more places to check. Look at the first 3 items on this list:
    Performance Tips For Mac OS X
     
  3. RDowson thread starter macrumors 6502

    RDowson

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #3
    Thanks.

    Theres things that mention VirtualBox, Facebook and Steam amongst others.

    Can these be deleted or should I leave them?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #4
    You can delete anything you don't want to automatically launch at startup. The less you have launching, the faster your startup will be.
     
  5. RDowson thread starter macrumors 6502

    RDowson

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #5
    Kool, so by deleting things in that folder, all I'm doing is preventing them from loading at startup?

    It's not going to effect anything else?
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Michaelgtrusa

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Location:
    Everywhere And Nowhere
    #6
    No your ok.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #7
    Correct.
     
  8. RDowson thread starter macrumors 6502

    RDowson

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #8
    Thanks guys! :D
     

Share This Page