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Discussion in 'macOS' started by thejadedmonkey, Mar 25, 2006.
Hi all. I was just wondering, where do start up items go under OS X?
System Preferences -> Accounts -> Start up items
and if, for example, say, I had OSXVNX server starting up, where would that start up item go?
Doesn't matter. Just choose the application in the system prefs. message. OS X will know where to look.
But this will only start the app upon a user login, not when the machine starts up.
I think the relevant directories are /System/Library/StartupItems and /Library/StartupItems. The former is supposedly for system-installed startup scripts, whiel the latter is for user-installed scripts. The existing scripts inside are pretty much self-explanatory to start you up.
If you're using Tiger, I think the new model is launch daemons, located inside /System/Library/LaunchDaemons and /Library/LaunchDaemons. But I'm not too sure how they work...
Thank you all...
this was worrying me since I only knew about the place in the system preferences and I was like "whoa...why is my mac doing something when I have no idea how it's doing it"