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    Smile How to stop applications from launching?
    Hi all,

    Would really appreciate it if someone would instruct me how to stop applications from automatically launching themselves during start-up. Many Thanks. Have a blessed Christmas!

    Aaron

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    Apple -> System Preferences -> Accounts -> (click on your account) -> Login Items (at the top)

    Then just uncheck what you dont want to start.
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    Works like a charm. Thanks! Aaron

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2odin View Post
    Apple -> System Preferences -> Accounts -> (click on your account) -> Login Items (at the top)

    Then just uncheck what you dont want to start.
    I personally have tried this, but the one application which still persists to launch when I fire up my MBP is TruPhone. The box is un-checked, but it still launches automatically, and is doing me head in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickyfin View Post
    I personally have tried this, but the one application which still persists to launch when I fire up my MBP is TruPhone. The box is un-checked, but it still launches automatically, and is doing me head in.
    This just hides it....
    Highlight TruPhone, and then click the - under the dialogue box.


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    Excellent, thanks, that should do the trick, Merry Christmas!

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    Another method, just for everyone's education:

    Right-click (or control-click) on the running app's icon in the dock. If the "Open at Login" option has a check mark, re-select it and now it won't. Done.

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