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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by theacemaan, Nov 4, 2003.
How do i add an app, i.e. a weather app, to load at startup?
i am running jaguar
System Preferences--Login Items
note: In Panther they are called Startup Items and are in System Preferences-Accounts-Startup Items
whats the point?... other then to eliminate you manually having to do it? i mean how hard is it to manually just move your cursor and click? im not trying to start something here i am just curious as to what all the hype is on startup applications. in the whole scheme of things this is insiginificant.... but im still curious. maybe you all know something i dont and if so i want to learn.
I have always set them. I like to login and have all the apps open I will use. iChat, iCal, MSN Msgr, Mail, WeatherPop, & Konfabulator all open upon login. It takes about 10-15secs for them all to launch, but it saves me time manually starting them all up later.
Another advantage is that you can hide them automatically, by checking the "Hide" checkbox.
I do this with ClipboardSharing, for example.
Another good point, I do that with iCal & Mail. This way if I have anything I need to remember iCal will remind me, and I will see if I actually need to open mail from the icon
i don't know if clipboard sharing is what i want but i'm trying to prevent from having to navigate to my applications folder throught the dinder every time i start up to load an app i might want tunning continually. i could just add it to the dock, but i',m a fan of minimal dock clutter, and like to save it for real apps, not for utilities