Stopping programs for automatically....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by veteq, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. veteq macrumors member

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    As per the title

    is there a way to stop programs from starting automatically on boot up?
    I am running a beta version of a VPN software that I need for work (last reason why I needed windows). This program shows up in the menu bar after a reboot but is not listed under login items. Security policy is automatically set to ON preventing the OS from seeing any servers in the network. Is there a way to stop it from starting on boot up?

    thanks, sorry is this is a newbie question, I'm new to this MAC thing.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    System Preferences>Accounts>#your user name#>Login Items.
     
  3. veteq thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for your reply but as per my original message, this program is not listed under my login items.
     
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    This may sound stupid, but did you check, the Preferences of the program. Any way of setting automatic start up inside the application's preferences?

    /Rupert
     
  5. veteq thread starter macrumors member

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    I did, it's a beta version with very few options, even when I disable the "security option" it doesn't seem to save it, next time I reboot the system, the option is checked again.

    Overall, I am pleased that I can now connect to work without having to use a windows machine, I refuse to run windows on the MAC.
     
  6. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    The fact that it's a beta might be the problem itself. If a preference pane won't allow you to make the change, and it doesn't appear in login items, then it's likely a bug.
    Use whatever reporting procedures are set by the programmers to let them know that they need to fix it.
     
  7. veteq thread starter macrumors member

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    I am going to do just that, we are going to have a few new mac user join our network in the next few weeks; we need a reliable version before we can move forward.

    thanks for all your help
     

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