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Cant stop a program from loading at startup


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Hi. I've only had my MBP for a few weeks and have a lot of questions.

I have a Brother Printer software installer that always starts up on boot. It creates an icon on my top right menu pane. When i click the program's Preferences tab and disable START PROGRAM AT STARTUP option, my changes aren't saved it always loads up at startup. I want to stop it from starting up.


I've also checked the Accounts/Login Options menu and its not on that list.

What am i missing?
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Check these paths for the culprit:

Macintosh HD ~> Library ~> Startup Items
Macintosh HD ~> System ~> Library ~> Startup Items
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or go to system preferences under  menu

go to accounts and select your account. There is a tab called login items

you can disable start-up programs from there
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Originally Posted by Spawn__Dooley View Post
Check these paths for the culprit:

Macintosh HD ~> Library ~> Startup Items
Macintosh HD ~> System ~> Library ~> Startup Items
Spawn, tried that but both folders are empty.

any other suggestions????
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Also look in /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons.

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Only other place I can think of is:

MacintoshHD ~> Library ~> Printers
YourUserAccount ~> Library ~> Printers


I checked again in my:

MacHD ~> System ~> Library ~> Startup Items and there are so many folders there I wouldn't have the foggiest about why or what they do .... or why your same folder is empty?

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Spawn,

Sorry, I didnt mean it was empty-just didnt have the file that resembled my problem.

Before I saw your last post I finally gave up and went to the Genius guys and he had to get help too. He finally found it hidden in the LIBRARY/PREFERENCES/
folder. Apparently, it made a subfolder there. After deleting it, the software finally was removed.

What i dont understand is when i searched for this folder it didnt show up.

Thanks for the help!!!!

Now to figure out more idiosyncrasies of this mac.
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