Learn how to stop apps from launching when you startup your Mac.
When you boot up your Mac, you probably don’t want a bunch of apps you have installed to launch automatically. Unfortunately, many apps will do exactly that either by default after you’ve installed them, or you might accidentally have enabled auto-launch when you installed the app (if you weren’t paying attention).
The problem with launching a bunch of apps on start up is not only that it’s annoying that you have to spend time shutting them down manually, but it also uses more resources (hardware + power).
Fortunately, the fix is simple!
To control whether or not an app should launch on startup, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups. Make sure your user account is selected on the left, and then click on Login Items.
In here you can see a list of apps that launch on startup. The ones that have a checkbox ticked, will be visible on startup, the ones that don’t have a checkmark, will still start up, but they will run in the background (hidden).
If you want to stop an app from launching on startup, simply select it and hit the minus (
-) button to remove it.
If you want to add an app to the startup list, click on the plus (