Thread: Start up programs...
07-08-2007, 04:34 PM #1Start up programs...
Anyone know how to find and remove such start up programs that aren't so inherently useful right on start up? I know there is Pref>Accounts>Login Items but I heard there is a more intricate way to seeing the important stuff.
07-08-2007, 05:08 PM #2
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The login items should usually cover everything that you should be touching. You can see more in Applications > Utilities > System Profiler if you choose "Startup Items" under Software in the list to the left. You can't change anything here though, and I wouldn't, for the sake of my system.
Login items really is the stuff you can safely remove, the rest is OSX, and I trust OSX.If you liked this post, consider using the Reputation System.
07-08-2007, 10:30 PM #3
Navigate your finder to /System/Library/StartupItems.
Note--Becareful of deleting items that you need. You might have some errors if you delete something that you don't know of
I would first check System Profiler about what each does (as the post above says), it gives you a 1 or 2 word description of the purpose. Then navigate to the folder I mentioned above to go from there. If you still can't decide, I would google the startup item, I'm sure somewhere on the web, there's an explanation.
07-09-2007, 12:53 AM #4
Awesomeriffic! I'll try it. Thanks a lot lad.
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