Stopping startup processes that are not under the sytem preferences users panel

Discussion in 'macOS' started by episodic, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. episodic macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I use the latest macos on a late 2009 mini.

    I use a program called smart response. It drives electronic whiteboards and a wireless response system.

    I use it at home, and I never actually connect my computer to the hardware. I use it to prepare stuff at home.

    Is there a way to stop these processes from loading? I can kill them, but as a mac os newbie, I have no idea how to take control of them in the mac.

    The windows equivalent would have been to go and disable the startup process under the administrative tab in the control panel.

    Thanks for help
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Is it an item that loads in the dock? If so, you can right click on the dock icon, go to "options" and uncheck "open at login."
     
  3. GMink macrumors regular

    GMink

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    Open the "System Preferences" on your dock
    Click on "Accounts" under the system tab
    Select the the tab at the top called "Login Items"
    From here you can add or remove items that automatically start when you log in.
     
  4. episodic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are not there at all.

    Sorry, forgot to say - this is first thing I tried.
     
  5. episodic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Noone knows? Again, I want to block the load of a process that does not appear under my user name in the startup programs.

    Thanks. . .
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You should be able to go under the preferences for the program and change the option to open at login.
     
  7. episodic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope, sorry - still looking for a way. . .
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The last place it could be is under System Preferences under Other at the bottom of the screen.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Check in /Library/Startup Items (or something along those lines - I'm going on memory). Anything that's starting up but not in the the preference panel will be here.
     

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