How to manage startup items on Macintosh OSX, Add / delete startup items for optimising OSX for faster boot time.

Startup items are the Apps that automatically start or launch when OSX finishes booting up,

Startup items on OSX are called ‘Login Items’.

This feature is helpful when you want to launch app automatically without you doing anything at OSX boot time. Apps like Safari or iTunes would be helpful when you want to listen to music or browse the website without manually launching the app after OSX finishes booting up.

Here is how to manage Startup items or Login items:

Step 01: Launch ‘System Preferences’

OSX start up items User Groups System Preferances Login Items

Step 02: Go to Users & Groups > Select your user name > at right hand panel click on Login items tab

Step 03: To delete existing login item select it & click minus at bottom

Step 04: To add new login item click on plus sign at bottom & navigate to particular app at Application folder that you want to launch at start up

Hope it helps,

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Mandar Apte

Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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