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    All apps open upon startup on MacBook Pro High Sierra
    Hello, I have tried multiple methods of stopping this, going to preferences and user groups, using Clean My Mac, etc. No luck. They still all open again upon startup. Any suggestions would be welcome.
    Many thanks.
    Maria

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    All apps open upon startup on MacBook Pro High Sierra
    MacInWin's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Get rid of Clean My Mac, it has been known to do a lot of harm and doesn't do anything that cannot be done much more safely. If you think you must have a "cleaner" on your Mac, then get OnyX, from here: https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/index.html Get the right version for your version of the OS. It is free and it works well. But frankly, I don't "clean" my Mac at all, it's not needed.

    When you shut down, you should be seeing a prompt like this one. Make sure the box is not checked.2018-11-21 10.00.29 am.png

    Also, open System Preferences>Users & Groups, click on the little lock in the low, left corner and type in your password when prompted, then click on Login Items box and you will see what you have installed to open on boot. If there is anything there you do NOT want to open, then click it once to highlight and the click the "-" symbol below the window.
    Jake

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    All apps open upon startup on MacBook Pro High Sierra
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    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone XS, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.14.1 beta
    What do you mean by all apps open? If you mean that the apps you had open on shudown are re-opened, Jake's fix shpuld help, If more apps are opened there must be something else happening.

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    All apps open upon startup on MacBook Pro High Sierra
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    Right click, or "option+click", on the app icons in the Dock, select Options, uncheck Open at Login.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Hi Jake,
    Having been a Mac user for decades, I of course realised I was being an idiot in not looking at Reopen windows box, which I must have, for some reason, clicked. Many thanks and happy holidays.
    Maria

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    All apps open upon startup on MacBook Pro High Sierra
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    Late 2015 5K 27-inch Retina iMac, 4GHz i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB Flash Drive, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
    Proof that it’s often the simple things which cause the most grief.

    Nice one, Jake.

    Ian
    Ian

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    All apps open upon startup on MacBook Pro High Sierra
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    Been there, done that. Learnt from the experience (not much, but some).
    Jake

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