OS X Tiger / Leopard: Automatically Start Apps at Login

   Posted February 28, 2007 by David Kirk in Apple Mac

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Do you always want chat or mail to start when you boot up or log on? Here is how you can make apps automatically start when you login.

If I am online, I want chat up and running. Here is how to setup a program to automatically launch when you boot up or log into your system.

1. Click System Preferences
2. Click Accounts
3. Select your account
4. Select the Login Items tab
5. Click + and browse to the app you want to start up when you do.

Alternatively, you can just run the app. Then click and hold the app’s icon in the dock, and select Open at Login.


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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