OS X Lion: The Login Items pane of Users & Groups preferences

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The Login Items pane of Users & Groups preferences

You can have applications, documents, or server connections open automatically when you log in to your computer.

Preference Explanation

List of items

This list shows the items that open automatically at login.

Hide checkbox

If you want the windows for an item to remain closed after login, click the Hide checkbox next to it.

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

Item column

The item column shows the name of the application, document, or connection that opens automatically.

Kind column

The Kind column shows the kind of items that open automatically.

Add (+) and Delete (-) buttons

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

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

Published Date: Oct 30, 2013