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    start up apps
    so i recently purchased my first mac and when it fires up several apps also start for no apparent reason….can someone tell me how o stop them?

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    It depends on where they're starting from. Try this first:

    Open System Preferences, Users & Groups. Highlight your Account on the left, then look to the right at Login items. If you wish to remove any, click on the small lock at the bottom left and enter your Admin password. Then highlight the item and press the small minus button at the bottom.

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    none of the ones i was referring to are there?

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    OK, then tell us which ones are starting up and we can try to help you find them.

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    im an idiot! the little box "reopen windows after restart"........un checked it....problem solved....sorry to waste your time

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    That's OK. Glad you found out what it was and resolved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roofsbyrobert View Post
    im an idiot! the little box "reopen windows after restart"........un checked it....problem solved....sorry to waste your time
    Alternatively, you could just fully "Quit" (command+Q) each open app before shutting down or restarting. Then you don't have to remember to check or uncheck that box.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

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