Remove Applications from Startup Mac OS X


There are certain applications that you may have installed that had a default setting to get loaded as soon as you boot your Mac OS X Operating system, and yes it is quite annoying if you have to say 4-5 unwanted app getting loaded at boot-time slowing down your system.

List of Applications loaded on login Mac OS X
List of Applications loaded on login Mac OS X

So here is how you can remove apps from getting loaded at startup,

  1. Goto Spotlight Search

  2. Open System Preferences
  3. System Preferences Users and Group
    System Preferences Users and Group


  4. Now look for Select Users & Groups

  5. Goto Login Items tab

    Here you will be able to see the list of all the applications that are opened automatically on your login. If the Hide files corresponding to the app is a checkbox, it means that the application will be loaded at startup as well as opened. If the checkbox is not ticked it means that the application icon will be just loaded on the dock.

    In my case I have iBooks, VLC, TeamViewer and uTorrent app that is opened automatically.

    If you don't want a particular application to be loaded, just select the app column and click on the - (minus) sign.

    Now when you restart your system, the app that you may have removed from the list will not be loaded at startup.

How to remove Application from Boot-time Mac OS X
How to remove Application from Boot-time Mac OS X