Tired of all those apps that open when you start your Mac? This is quite normal. Note that there is an extremely simple method to manage the applications that launch as soon as you start macOS. How? ‘Or’ What ? Follow the guide.
Are you bombarded with a whole bunch of programs that launch when your Mac starts up that you haven’t opened and aren’t using regularly? While some apps can come in handy at startup, others can consume too much memory and slow down your Mac, especially if there are too many of them. The good news is that you can manage the automatic opening of its applications with one click. How? ‘Or’ What ? Follow the guide.
How do I prevent applications on Mac from launching at startup?
Passing through the Dock
There are several solutions. The easiest way to disable launching one or more applications on startup is to go through the Dock.
- Right click on the application of your choice.
- Hover Options in the menu.
- Applications configured to automatically open on startup will have a check mark on the left of Open with session.
- Click this option to uncheck it and disable its opening.
Going through System Preferences …
Not all apps that launch when your Mac starts up appear in your Dock. Instead of managing these apps one by one and for much more complete access, know that you can do it all from one place. We explain how.
- Access Apple menu > System Preferences
- Select Users and groups
- Click on Opening (to the right of Password)
- Select the application (s) you want to remove when you start your Mac (it will be highlighted) and Click on the button ” – “ located at the bottom left. The application is then removed from the list and voila. If the app does not appear, continue with the tutorial.
How to prevent certain applications like Spotify from launching when the Mac starts up?
If the app does not appear in the list, you will need to go to the app itself and change the settings. Take the example with Spotify, a real textbook case. Open the app and follow the guide.
- Click on your name at the top right and select Preferences.
- Click on Show advanced settings (at the bottom).
- Under Startup and Window Behavior seek Automatically open Spotify on startup. On the right, click on the menu and choose No. That’s it.
That’s it for this tutorial: you now know how to make applications no longer launch when your Mac starts up. Keep in mind that you can also add apps at startup by pressing the “+” button next to the “-” button. And if you don’t want an item’s windows to be visible after logging in, check the Hide box next to the item.
In a different register, also find our tutorial on how to create a bootable USB key in macOS.