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    Cant stop a program from loading at startup
    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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    Quote 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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