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There's a way to make an app launch on startup on OS X. In fact, I even did it and now have FF launching when I boot my machine. But now I can't remember how you do it.

Would someone remind me?

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Go into System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items, and add or drag the application you want to launch on startup to the list:

Login Items

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Couldn't have said it better myself. – Troggy Aug 14 '09 at 17:19
    
How about starting a console application on login? – sorin Feb 5 '10 at 11:41

Alternatively, right click on the application whilst its running in the dock and click "open at login"

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If the app in question does not appear in the Dock, you'll need to use the other method, though. – Matthew Schinckel Aug 22 '09 at 11:23

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