Add or Remove Start-up Applications on Mac OS X

Some time people use their Mac computer for specific purpose and they want some required applications to run and ready at start-up automatically or even you don’t use Mac for specific work you may need to run some programs on start-up like Mail, Chat, Music and more… so Mac OS X gives you an option to specify applications to run at start-up.

Let’s see how to add or delete applications/programs from Mac OS X start-up.


Click on Apple icon and click on System Preferences


Click on Accounts icon under System category


Click on Login Items tab and then Click the Add (+) button.


Click on Applications under Places category then select application (e.g. Mail) of your choice from the list and Click on Add (+) button. Now when you restart your Mac then you will see the startup changes that you have made.

Delete start-up application on Mac

Simply after step-3 select the application under Login Items that you want to delete and Click on Delete (-) button

7 comments… add one
Anthoni February 1, 2010, 2:08 pm

Your method of guidance is too much effective

Erica February 2, 2010, 8:52 am

Really nice Mac tip thanks

Nono February 3, 2010, 6:14 am

Very nice mac os tip for those who always works with some specific applications and this tip really helps them to save time.

Orex February 17, 2010, 8:36 am

nice post. thanks.

mv February 19, 2010, 12:37 pm

Thanks for helping to add some programs on mac startup

Helen February 20, 2010, 3:41 am

this is really useful mac tip.

JK February 21, 2010, 3:40 am


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