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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2007
    A dialog box opens when I start
    First, I am totally new to Macs, I last had (still have) a IIc. I am on a slippery slope learning the Mac after being over in the Washington system for the past 18 years.

    Anyway, I'm running Tiger (10.5...I think) on an Intel MacBook Pro. The name of my computer is "LMG MacBook".

    Every time I start the MacBook, a dialog box named "LMG MacBook" opens showing an icon for my HD and Network. If I start my MacBook 10 times, I'll have 10 of these dialog boxes on my desktop to close.

    I can not figure out how to stop or turn off this dialog box from opening on startup.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Other than this very small annoyance, it is sure nice to be back in the Mac family!


  2. #2

    novicew's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    I am not sure whether I understood you correct.
    1)Open the Preferences from the Finder Menu.
    2)Goto the General Tab
    3)Unselect the Hard disks, CDs, DVDs, and iPods and Connected servers

    Now when you restart, above mentioned items wont be displayed on your desktop.

  3. #3
    Welcome to Mac-Forums, roadrider18.

    It would help us if you could post a screenshot of what you see because I don't understand either what you want help with.

    The only thing I can think of that you are trying to describe is that the Mac wonders where the system is, on the internal hard drive or on the network. And it can't be Mac OS X 10.5 'cause 10.5 it hasn't been released yet.

    Please post the screenshot.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2007
    Well, ignorance is indeed bliss.

    Don't know the OS number but it is Tiger.

    I'm trying to figure out how to do a screen shot.

    I guess I'm using Windows lingo when I say dialog box.

  5. #5
    For a screenshot: Command (or Apple) + Shift + 4.

    Crosshairs appear: just drag them and click over the area you want to do a screen grab of.

    Tiger is 10.4.x

  6. #6

    UserofMacOSX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 28, 2007
    iBook G4, 1.5GB RAM, 1.42Ghz, 14"
    I just thought I'd throw this out too:
    Full (not selective) screenshots are: Command + Shift + 3
    No iMac.

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2007
    Well, just before I joined, I closed 8 of these boxes. I have shutdown and restarted repeatedly, but, can't get the box to reappear. I have no idea what is causing this box to appear. But, when it does, I'll screen shot it and post it here for you'll to analyze. I'm clueless.

    Thanks for all the help thus far!

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