How To Stop Programs From Running At MacOS Startup

When you use macOS you will find the program auto launching at macOS startup is very convenient. But if there are a lot of programs launching at macOS startup, you will find that is a matter. So we should stop some not often used programs from launching at macOS startup. This article will tell you how to do it.

1. Stop Program Auto Launching At MacOS Startup By Uncheck Login Options.

  1. Right-click the program icon at the macOS dock.
  2. Then click the Options menu item.
  3. Make sure to uncheck the Open at Login sub menu item.

2. Stop Program Auto Launching At MacOS Startup By Change User Login Items.

  1. Click mac logo —> System Preferences menu item at macOS top left corner.
  2. Click the Users & Groups icon at the popup System Preferences window.
  3. In the Users & Groups dialog window, select the user on the left side user list, click the Login Items tab on the right side.
  4. Then you can select which program will be launched when the user login by check or uncheck the Hide checkbox.
  5. If you check the Hide checkbox, then the program will not auto-launch when this user login.
  6. If you find you can not edit the above settings, you should click the lock icon on the bottom left of the Users & Groups dialog window to unlock it.

3. Stop Program Auto Launching At MacOS Startup By Change Program Settings.

  1. For some programs, you can configure it to not launch at macOS startup. I just use TeamViewer as an example.
  2. Click TeamViewer —> Preferences… menu item on the top left corner of macOS.
  3. It should display the General tab content, if you can not see it, click the General tab to display it.
  4. In the General tab content, Uncheck the Start TeamViewer with System checkbox under the Your display name input text box.
  5. Now the TeamViewer will not auto-start when the macOS startup.

You can use both above 3 methods to configure your program to not launch at macOS startup.

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