Turing off app that launches on boot up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rockinrocker, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    #1
    I've got the stupid Leap Motion app/market place thing that launches automatically every time I boot my computer.

    I'd like to turn that off but there's no option for it.

    Any ideas on how to do that?
    I don't see anything related to it in startup items….

    Thanks
     
  2. tampasteve macrumors 6502

    #2
    It is not too obvious, but this should take care of your rogue startup apps:

    System Preferences > Users and Groups > click user > Login items > click on item/app to remove and then the minus sign below the list.
     
  3. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    #3
    Thanks for the response.


    This is the weird thing- there's nothing about the app on that list.

    Unless it's one of these:

    System Events
    CrossOver CD Helper
    GrowlHelper App

    Anywhere else I should check?
     
  4. tampasteve macrumors 6502

    #4
    Using Finder navigate to the below locations to hunt them down:
    /System/Library/StartupItems

    /System/Library/LaunchAgents

    Try those two out....good luck!
     
  5. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    #5
    Hmmm… Startup Items is empty, and I don't see anything related in Launchagents.
    :confused:
     
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    What specific OS are you running? Try right clicking on icon on dock and see if the open at login under options is ticked. Alternatively, open the app, go to preferences and see if there is an option there.
     
  7. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    #7
    10.8

    There's no option to turn off in the preferences and 'Open at Login' is not checked.
     
  8. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    #8
    Turns out you had the right idea here- it was just the other Library folder.

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
     
  9. tampasteve macrumors 6502

    #9
    good to hear that you found it!
     

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