Stopping a program opening at start-up?

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  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    I have a program that starts up when i switch on the iMac, (sketchbook express)
    How do I stop this happening?

    I've had a good look at preferences but cannot find a solution yet?
    ....Gary
     
  2. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    Control-click on it's icon in the dock to bring up the menu and deselect: Options > Open at Login. It will be ticked at present indicating it's in your start up applications.
     
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    MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Than you for your reply,

    Just tried that and it was not ticked?
    ....Gary
    Edit: Just switched the iMac off, restarted again all good?
    Will let it have a sleep and have another look in the morning
     
  4. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    If it continues, check the following locations:

    Macintosh HD/Library/LaunchAgents
    Macintosh HD/Library/LaunchDaemons

    You should delete associated files to that specific application and reboot. It should work.
     
  5. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Much appreciated,
    Where do I find that?
    I had a look at disk utility but couldn't find it there
    Sorry, I'm one of those "old technology challenged" guys, still love it but wished I had taken on computers years ago
    ....Gary
     
  6. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    No need to say sorry, we are here to help :)

    Open finder and press command shift g keys at the same time, a window will pop up saying "Go to the folder". Just paste this to the box:

    /Library

    And hit enter. There you will see two folders named LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons.
     
  7. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very easy to follow, thank you!
    Did not find any reference in either folder
    When I started up the system this morning, no problems
    The previous 3 mornings started up with the sketchbook express?
    Glad it has gone,
    now I know where to look,
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can check the following locations for apps that automatically launch on startup and delete any you don't need/want:
    • System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items (SL and older: System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items)
    • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/LaunchAgents
    • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/StartupItems
     
  9. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you,
    Learning step by step,
    Regards,
    Gary
     

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