Quick cheatsheet to know where to look when you need to rid off some startup item, app or service.
Macos Autostart Apps List
Jul 12, 2017 Open up System Preferences, and then click on the Users & Groups icon. Once there, find your user account on the left-hand side (although it will always be selected), and then click on the Login Items tab. Now you’ll see a list of items that will open automatically when you log in. You can select an item in the list and click the Minus button. More great features:. Quick toggle: Use a global hot key or option-click the app icon. Autostart: Launch the app automatically at login. Optimized for macOS 11 Big Sur. Optimized for Mac with M1 (Apple Silicon) I, the developer, believe that privacy is a human right. Mirror Magnet does not collect analytics data. Step 1: Go ahead and launch on the System Preference on your Mac. Step 3: And then, click on your nickname located on the right side of your screen. Step 4: Then after that, go ahead and choose on the Login item. Step 5: Then go ahead and simply check in the startup programs that you would want to remove or change. To prevent apps from remembering the windows they had open, choose Apple menu System Preferences, click General, then select ”Close windows when quitting an app.”. Or press and hold the Shift key while opening an app. This doesn't change the setting, but the app forgets any windows that were open the last time you quit the app. When choosing Restart, Sleep or Shutdown there is a checkbox you can uncheck to prevent the apps from launching. Also in System Preferences General there is a hard-to-find checkbox under 'Number of recent items' you can turn off. Also, you can hold the shift key to disable resume on a one time basis.
Applications that run on Startup
Property list (plist) items running on startup
Applications that launch on User Login
You should be able to add/remove most applications from your user account. Go to System preferences ->Users and groups ->Select user ->Login Items.
By console you can check in the following folders:
Applications that run on a set schedule
Check your crontab with
Check Kernel Extensions
In the command line:
Macos Autostart Apps Install
Check Login and Logout Hooks
or see both with: