When I boot my Mac, I have some programs that start up automatically. Where can I see the list of these programs to disable some?
Most of those can be found under
System Preferences - Accounts - Login Items
Unlock the preferences (left bottom corner) and remove them by pressing the small - button.
Developers should place their apps into the Login items. OS X also has
You shouldn't mess with those on a normal basis, because removing something might render your system unstable. But at one time I installed something that only could be removed by deleting it from my
Go to system preferences / accounts / your account and then click the 'logon items' tab. Those are the application that run automatically when you log on.
It's worth looking for an uninstall (unix executable file) for a particular program that's appearing when you start up your mac.
I had installed some software by Promethean (ActivManager) to connect to a smartboard but the software got on my nerves every time I started the mac.
I found the files in the LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons folder but was a bit reluctant to just delete them - I used finder to locate the application folder which contained an "uninstall" program which, when I ran it, cleaned up and removed the offending software.
This might be a better solution for some people.