Open Items at Startup

28th July 2010
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Ever wondered how to launch apps when you login rather than having to click them in the dock?

Go to System Preferences/Accounts/Login Items to get the list shown above. Any app that’s currently available will show, but you can also add more by clicking the “+” sign. Remove apps by clicking “-“.

You must first click the lock and enter your admin password (for your account) in order to edit the list.

Once you add an app here it can sometimes be a bit tough to get it to stay OUT of this menu. To combat this make sure you relock this panel. Usually does the trick.

Thanks to @maadonna for the inspiration for this quick tip.

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Nathaniel Flick

I'm a Front End Web Developer passionate about usability. My primary specialties are HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, LESS, and jQuery and I am very familiar with Foundation and Bootstrap frameworks. I've worked on top of and with Rails, Python, and ASP.net/Umbraco back end frameworks.