IMac :: Few Programs Starting With Computer By Default?

Jan 26, 2010

When I start my iMac, a few programs start along with the computer. I don't want any programs starting by default. I have reviewed the Preferences of these programs, and see nothing to uncheck regarding auto startup. And I don't see anything related to this in System Preferences. How I can start the computer without programs starting with it?

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IMac (Intel) :: Prevent Window Showing With Mac OS X Files When Starting Computer?

Sep 1, 2014

How do I prevent a window showing with MacOS files showing when starting the computer?  I have searched but can't find a link. 

Late 2013 iMac with 16 RAM, 27" monitor and 3gB HD 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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May 20, 2009

I purchased my first Mac ever, the iMac with 3.06ghz, 8GB and 1T.


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Is there a way to chip off CPU usage from other programs that the computer may be using? Anyone has solution except removing some virtual instruments, I mean I got this iMac to work with music.

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Aug 25, 2014

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Apr 26, 2008

When I click to start Disclabel, Skype, DVD player and Handbrake, either from the dock or the application folder they don't open. They bounce and nothing happens.

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MacBook Pro :: Stop Programs From Starting When Boot Up?

Feb 11, 2012

how can I stop programs from starting when I boot up?  I have the Mac book pro. 


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MacBook Pro :: How To Change Programs Starting Up Automatically

Feb 29, 2012

There are a number of programs that automatically start up when I boot up my mac. I don't want this to happen as it annoys me! How do I control and change the settings of this?

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Mac Mini :: How To Change What Programs Open On Starting Up

Mar 21, 2012

How do you change what programs open on start up?

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Jan 13, 2009

In Windows there is a way to set the default program to open any file with a given extension.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Set Default Programs To Open Files?

Apr 2, 2012

I want to have OpenOffice as the default program to open .doc, .xls and .ppt files, but when I try to set that by chosing the check box that confirms, "Make this program the default program for opening these files?" my choice doesn't "stick" for the next time I open these files. Is there another way to make OpenOffice the default program for these files, or does OfficeMac not play nicely to allow that? 

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jun 25, 2012

When I start up my laptop Word starts up automaticly. This is new and I dont like it. How do I turn this off.


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Software :: Installed 10.5 Leopard / Trouble Starting My Computer

Aug 12, 2008

I have a G4 10.4.11 and I tried installing my wife's Leopard 10.5. After I inserted the DVD the computer started the typical ''restart'' process. Once the computer turned into the installing screen, it informed me that I had to have a 10.5 version installed in order to install this version. At this point it only offered me two options... "continue" with the installation (which only led to the same message) and "cancel" which was the option I chose. Once I clicked on cancel, it offered me 2 sources to start my computer on... the DVD and OSX (which had the mac classic icon on).... i clicked OSX.

Now, every time I turn on my computer I see the following icon flashing on a grey screen for about 3 minutes: (URL)

Followed by these 2 folder icons also flashing after the other for another 2 minutes: (URL) (URL)

Also my mac has been freezing up a lot during the past month... I have to pull the plug out... I added 2 memory cards a while back each 256mb but apparently didn't make a difference... any tips on how can I cleanse my computer out of hidden useless files that might be eating up the memory?

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OS X Yosemite :: Computer Not Starting Up Properly And Screen Keeps Flashing

Dec 9, 2014

when I start up my computer, it starts loading and gets about a 1/4 of the way along then stops and brings up a blank screen that is sometimes flashing or just blank

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MacBook Pro :: Computer Was Steadily Starting To Slow Down And Freeze Everyone Once In Awhile?

Sep 13, 2009

Well, here is my situation. About a few months ago my computer was steadily starting to slow down and freeze everyone once in awhile, then it started to get worse and finally I couldn't even get past the blue loading screen during startup. I figured this was due to some movies I downloaded and even though it is rare I may have got a virus. So I reformatted and lost all my data. The computer worked for a few months until this past week when I was in the hospital of all times to start acting up again. However, this time I barely had anything on it and it started to do the same thing again but much quicker though the process. Within two days I couldn't get past the blue loading screen.

I called apple, and they had me go through a bunch of restarts and all there trouble shooting processes. The computers hardware checked out perfect and we tried to delete some files to correct a software problem, but that didn't work either. So, his next option was to have me completely reformat once again to fix the problem. So, I reformatted once again, lost all my data once again and now it is doing it again the very next day.The MacBook is less than a year old and I purchased AppleCare with it. However, I was wondering since they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it what are they going to do since they don't know what is wrong?

If they give me a refurbished one, that would most likely mean that Im getting an older one because I purchases this laptop in September last year right before the new models came out so this is one of the very last models that were shipped. Do you think that they might give me a new model if I ask? I don't want to deal with a refurbished model when I spent this kind of money and on top of that bought AppleCare for another $350.

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OS X :: Move Programs From Computer To Another?

Nov 10, 2008

I have bought the new Macbook Pro and I want to move my programs from my old mac to my new one. How do I do this without damaging the files? Do I have to include a lot of trash files or can I just move the .app file over? I?m using Logic, can you move project files only without moving the program?

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OS X :: Programs Still Download If Computer In Sleep?

Apr 14, 2009

I went into system preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver. And then I changed the "Start Screen Saver" option to never, but it said for the others after 10min " Your computer will sleep before your screen saver activates. So will my computer stop downloading a file from the internet if i just leave my computer on over night? How do i change my signature?

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Apr 19, 2012

It's a 2.16 intel Core 2 duo with the ATI Radeon X1600 128MB video and I'm running OSX 10.7.3. It started happening on Snow leopard so I thought maybe upgrading to Lion would fix it but it has continued exactly the same. I've had an issue for a while now where the computer would just freeze all of a sudden. It happened after a few days at times while sometimes it happen right after a reboot.  

Here are the things I've tried. 

1. I upgraded to lion

2. I replaced the ram

3. Look at the crash log but found nothing

4. Ram mem check utility but it found nothing 

I can boot the computer in safe mode by holding the shift key and it works perfect with no freezing but I loose audio support becuase I think it's not loading the audio drivers. Question is: Can I select what drivers I want on boot when starting in regular mode not safe mode in order to try to disable drivers until I find the issue? Is there anyplace else that I can find which driver caused the computer to freeze after a freeze/crash? If I can ID the driver is there a way to update/replace the driver if it doesn't come up in "software update"? I'm thinking it's the video driver becuase I would occationally get some weird things happening on the screen that I attributed to an older display. 

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OS X :: Online Chat Programs Via Office Computer?

Aug 23, 2010

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Nov 16, 2008

I have a G5 iMac - 2.1 ghz, 20", 250gb hd and 3gb ram, but it has been having problems starting up and it is also going to sleep midway through a task or at random times totally unprompted.

It now almost never starts up first time (I keep the iMac mains power lead always connected and the mains electricity supply turned on at all times now)- sometimes I will get the 'Start-up Chime' and then the cooling fans start spinning very loudly and then after a few seconds the iMac stops the start-up routine, but often when I try to start-up I don't even get the 'Start-up Chime' and I have to leave it for some time before trying again.

I can also now only get the iMac to run as a Firewire Target Disc by starting up with the T key held down and then using an old G4 (400mhz) Powerbook Titanium as the screen/keyboard by using the iMac HD as the startup disc for the Powerbook but this is obviously just a temporary work around.

I have also tried backing up all my data, and reinstalling the Mac OS X onto the iMac but the iMac still will not start-up normal and I still have to use it just as a Firewire HD.

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OS X :: Can I Move Files And Programs From A Backup To A Computer Without Having To Restore

Jul 22, 2009

Is it possible to move my files and programs that I have backed up on a Time Capsule to my computer without having to restore from a backup?

I had to get my hard drive replaced on my Macbook (running OS 10.5.7) but on all of my backups "Preview" is missing (was somehow deleted when I installed Gimp).

Every time I restore from a backup Preview is gone. Is it possible for me to move all of my files and programs to my MacBook without restoring from a backup?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Listed Two Programs For Automatic Log On When Start Computer?

Apr 27, 2012

I recently loaded Lion on my Imac. I have listed two programs for automatic log-on. But 3 other apps automatically log-on as well (Firefox, Mail, Word), even though they are not on the auto log-on list at all. How do I preven them from logging on when I start the computer?

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May 5, 2012

Just upgraded to a macbook pro and every time i turn on the laptop about four or five programs open. how do i stop this from happening? I have looked in the system preferences and have not been able to find anything?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jul 3, 2012

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May 4, 2012

my g5 imac wil show the start light, so I know it works, it won't gong or start up!

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OS X :: Intel IMac Not Starting Up?

Oct 1, 2009

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Mar 16, 2010

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Mar 20, 2009

I got my new 24" iMac ~2 weeks ago, and it's AMAZING compared to my MB... Except the fact that the computer will randomly wake up or start up in the middle of the night. The first night I had it home, it turned on 7 times! The next night, it did it once and I turned it off. It stayed off. The day after that, I turned it off when I went to bed. At 4 AM I hear "DONG!!!!!!!!" Ugh. I get up, and turn it off, only to have it start up at 5 AM. x_x I spent the next day looking for answers, I turned off wake for ethernet network something, and turned off screen sharing, quit all programs, and turned off the Airport card. Still, at 3 AM, it wakes me up. I turn put my jacket over it so I can get some sleep. I've been fighting it every night. I'm tired of it. Yesterday I reset the SMC and PRAM, and it still woke from sleep.

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May 17, 2012

This happened many months ago but my imac evetnually started. Today I have tried several times to start my imac and can't get beyond the white screen.I get the mac sound at when it is trying to start up but then freezes at the white screen.

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