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OS 10.4 - Start up programs (But not appearing in accounts)


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Hi,

I'm fairly new to OSX having had my laptop only a month. I've installed some software that I will be using a lot but not all the time. There is a launcher program that allows me to start it and stop it. However, by default it starts on boot up. I want to be able to switch this off so I can start it manually.

The only way I know how to see what's apps are set to start on booting up is to go to accounts >> Login items and select from there. Unfortunately the program doesn't appear in this list.

I have full admin rights to the laptop and have created several accounts. How do I check what is really running on my laptop and disable those apps?

Thank you for your time and help,

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Welcome to Mac-Forums, Merlyn.

Can you tell us what that app is? It's hard to see what can be done up to this point...
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Sure - no problem. The app is ColdFusion.
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Macintosh HD -> System -> Library -> Startup Items may also be launching things? I am sure that there is a GUI way of looking at and manipulating these, but I don't know what it is. Anyone?

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Hi Mac57,

I've checked that folder and it doesn't appear to have anything obvious list as ColdFusion.
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You might want to check for Macromedia or MX instead as ColdFusion is a Macromedia app. Well was as Adobe bought Macromedia a few months back.

I wonder if, when you have ColdFusion running, you wouldn't be able to set this up in the Preferences and tick the default off... I haven't used ColdFusion ever, mind you, but some apps will have this setting of installing in Startup Items in the Preferences.
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I uninstalled it and installed it again. It had an option not to start up automatically. So far ColdFusion runs really well under Mac, I'd recommend anyone trying it.
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