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OS X Mavericks: Login Items pane of Users & Groups preferences

Login Items pane of Users & Groups preferences

To have apps, documents, or server connections open automatically when you log in to your Mac, open Users & Groups preferences, then click the Login Items tab.

Option Description

List of items

Items that open automatically at login.

Hide checkbox

If you don’t want an item’s windows to be visible after login, select Hide.

This option has no effect on server connections; server connections always appear in the Finder after login.

Item column

Icon or name of the app, document, or connection that opens automatically. To see detailed information, hold the pointer over the item for a moment.

Kind column

Type of item (app, document, or folder).

Add (+) and Delete (-)

To have an item open automatically at login, click Add (+), then select the item.

To stop an item from opening automatically, select the name of the item, then click Delete (-).

Last Modified: May 8, 2014
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