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How to stop apps from launching automatically upon startup on MAC

OSX is Apple’s operating system that runs on Macintosh computers. It was first released in 2001 and over a few years replaced Mac OS9 (Mac OS Classic) as the standard OS for Macs. It was called “Mac OS X” until version OS X 10.8 when Apple dropped “Mac” from the name. When you start up a Mac, OS X loads automatically. It serves as the fundamental user interface but also works behind the scenes, managing processes and applications. For example, when you double-click an application icon, OS X launches the corresponding program and provides memory to the application while it is running. It reallocates memory as necessary and frees up used memory when an application is quit.

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Scenario: My Skype was always stating up whenever I turned my PC on. This was irritating and I needed to fix it. To ensure Skype for Business does not start automatically. Kindly follow the steps below.

  • Open System Preferences.
  • Click Users & Groups.
  • Click Login Items.
  • Select the app or apps you do not want to start automatically and
  • Click on the minus “-” symbol to remove the app(s).

Note: You can also configure your apps to launch automatically by clicking on the + button and browsing to the desired app. When this is done, user log-off of the system is required to ensure the changes are applied.

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