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Hello

I have a Razer Naga mouse so I need to use the Razer Synapse 2.0 software which is basically the drivers for the mouse..

I have a problem though because the application loads up like this when I login.


Everytime I login I have to manually close this window, which in my point of view - doesn't need to load as it loads in the menubar.

I understand this program needs to be running in the background which is why it has a menubar icon (which is fine) but I don't understand the need to load the actually application window everytime I login.

I've also checked my startup items and it's not even listed which makes me think it's hidden somewhere in the system.

I've also checked the 3 startup items folders in S/L/Startup Items and /L/Startup Items and /U/Matt/L/Startup Items and I couldn't find anything to do with Razer there.

When I search my whole machine (with hidden files shown) this is all I get.


This makes me think when I installed this application, it may have written some hidden instruction somewhere to load at startup?

This is weird, especially as I'm new to Mac.

Any ideas?

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Did it install a preference panel under "other" in System Preferences? If it did, open it and check to see if the configuration has been checked off.
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Did it install a preference panel under "other" in System Preferences? If it did, open it and check to see if the configuration has been checked off.
Nope. No sign of Razer in System Preferences
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Did you check Login Items under your account in System Preferences?

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Here's how to do it:

Go to /Library/LaunchAgents/

Edit "com.razer.rzupdater.plist" with your favorite text editor

Change <false/> under "onDemand" to <true/>

Done.

This will disable the menu bar item, and the startup of the Synapse app while still loading the engine!

Cheers!
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Here's how to do it:

Go to /Library/LaunchAgents/

Edit "com.razer.rzupdater.plist" with your favorite text editor

Change <false/> under "onDemand" to <true/>

Done.

This will disable the menu bar item, and the startup of the Synapse app while still loading the engine!

Cheers!
This works, but on my system (10.8) it prevents "Razer Synapse 2.0.app" from being launched, thus preventing access to the configuration interface. Of course, one could always edit "com.razer.rzupdater.plist" again as needed, but it's a headache.

I wish there was an easier way to do this. Why doesn't Razer just put a checkbox in the app to "hide window on launch"? Until they do, does anyone else have a better solution?
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I am reading up on how to write a apple script to automate this, ill post it when I finish it...could be a day or 2 I don't really know what im doing
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I've been having a problem with this program too but not so much the program loading as it's an easy cmd+w to close but more to do with the ugly icon which i can't hide in as there is no preferences for the application.

I tried what was said in here but that just stopped the program opening at all.

I just replaced the "Status.png" file in "/Library/Application Support/Razer/RzUpdater.app/Contents/" with a transparent square so that it effectively appears invisible and hides the synapse razer logo.

The screen below is when i took a little screenshot of the toolbar ad replaced the status.png.

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Thanks for locating that file. Now, at least, I can get rid of the flashy neon green nonsense in the menubar. (I actually went ahead and just grayscaled the .png file, since I like having the ability to switch profiles and launch the Synapse interface from the menubar.)

It's the gosh darn Synapse interface popping up every time the RzUpdater app is launched that drives me nuts. It's unnecessary. I wish it could be stopped.
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My problem is that the tracking settings aren't loaded even though the app and the window loads on startup. Anyone know how to fix this?

And I too would like the option of not having neither icon nor window load on startup. I hate that these options aren't given in the preferences. Why didn't they just make a preference pane instead? I'm seriously thinking about returning the mouse and getting a magic mouse instead..
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This works, but on my system (10.8) it prevents "Razer Synapse 2.0.app" from being launched, thus preventing access to the configuration interface. Of course, one could always edit "com.razer.rzupdater.plist" again as needed, but it's a headache.

I wish there was an easier way to do this. Why doesn't Razer just put a checkbox in the app to "hide window on launch"? Until they do, does anyone else have a better solution?
Guys, you do not need to edit "com.razer.rzupdater.plist" any time you want to launch the app. The only thing you need to do after you changed <false/> under "onDemand" to <true/> in "com.razer.rzupdater.plist", as raven01 suggested, is just to launch /Library/Application Support/Razer/RzUpdater.app anytime you want to run Razer Synapse 2.0 App. If you tired from going to Library folder every time, just create a shortcut.

Anyway, here is a full guide to solve this annoying problem:
1) Go to /Library/LaunchAgents/
2) Edit "com.razer.rzupdater.plist": change <false/> under "onDemand" to <true/>
3) Now Razer Synapse 2.0 does not launch at startup and you finally may say no to this annoying interface window every time you switch on your Mac. It is worth mentioning that now when you plug in your mouse, your default configuration will be active. However, now you are not able to change the configuration (you simply cannot launch Razer Synapse 2.0 manually from Applications and change profiles, preferences, etc.)
4) To be able to launch Razer Synapse 2.0 and get your configurations back, you simply need to run /Library/Application Support/Razer/RzUpdater.app. Now you have your Synapse fully working! If you tired from going to the Library folder anytime you want to get your mouse configuration, just simply create a shortcut for RzDeviceEngine.app.

Hope this helped!
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I've been having a problem with this program too but not so much the program loading as it's an easy cmd+w to close but more to do with the ugly icon which i can't hide in as there is no preferences for the application.

I tried what was said in here but that just stopped the program opening at all.

I just replaced the "Status.png" file in "/Library/Application Support/Razer/RzUpdater.app/Contents/" with a transparent square so that it effectively appears invisible and hides the synapse razer logo.

The screen below is when i took a little screenshot of the toolbar ad replaced the status.png.

Thanks, and i photoshoped a new icon for the status bar and replace it to /Library/Application Support/Razer/RzUpdater.app/Contents/Resources now it looks perfect i have attached a screenshot on my bar + the photoshoped Status.png u guys can download and do it too. Remember after replace, log out and log in again, done.
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Thanks, and i photoshoped a new icon for the status bar and replace it to /Library/Application Support/Razer/RzUpdater.app/Contents/Resources now it looks perfect i have attached a screenshot on my bar + the photoshoped Status.png u guys can download and do it too. Remember after replace, log out and log in again, done.
For some reason my mac won't allow me to use icons with a dpi higher than 72. The icon will just appear super large and cut-off on in the toolbar.
Any thoughts?
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