Why does Firefox start on Startup?

BiikeMike

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Sep 17, 2005
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Whenver I restart my computer, Firefox starts up. Its not in my startup items folder, and there is no option in firefox for it................. anyone?
 

Jaffa Cake

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Aug 1, 2004
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It might be that you've got it listed in your Login Items. Take a look in System Preferences, in the Accounts pane – click on the Login Items tab and see if it's listed in there. If so, just untick it and you should be sorted.
 

reh

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Oct 24, 2003
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Jaffa Cake said:
...If so, just untick it and you should be sorted.
That tick mark has nothing to do with whether the program starts or not. Note the title of that column: "Hide". An tick mark just means it'll start and then hide itself. You need to select the program and push the minus button at the bottom to remove it from your startup items.
 

Mactabulous

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Dec 23, 2011
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I'm having the exact same problem, only Firefox is not listed in my login items, and Firefox is not set to Open at login. Is there any way to resolve this?

Editing this post for future reference, in case anyone else experiences the same issue: After a ton of frustration, I finally figured this out. However, after uninstalling Firefox, it still kept launching during login. This is not possible, right? Wrong! I had Firefox bundled in an old installation of the TOR Browser/Vidalia. Uninstalling the bundle resolved everything. I have never been more flabbergasted as I was after seeing Firefox still starting up after uninstalling it, not realizing I had another installation hidden in the aforementioned bundle.
 
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msheaver

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Jan 5, 2012
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PopClip is the culprit!

I had looked everywhere on my MacBook, and did not find anything. Finally, in exasperation, I ended up removing Firefox. Well, while updating PopClip (a WONDERFUL and handy little utility), I noticed that one of the bugfixes involves an issue with launching Firefox (see attached screenshot):

Info can be found here:
http://pilotmoon.com/popclip/

I am so glad to finally find the answer to this perplexing issue! :)
 

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medoras

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Jan 27, 2008
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PopClip Is The Culprit

Thanks for the tip. I had tried everything else and PopClip was indeed the culprit.