How to Add/Delete Which Apps Start at Login in MacBook

As is the case with all Windows users who port to the Mac side of the world, things don’t seem as easy as they’d like to think. However, MacBook isn’t that difficult to get a grasp of. There are many instances when Windows users may feel that using a Mac is laborious, but tutorials like these are designed to make life easy for you all.

 

So what do you do when you want to change which apps start at login? Many of you who may have downloaded Google Chrome may see it pop up at startup, and I personally ran a “how to stop Google Chrome from starting in MacBook on startup” search.

Here’s how to choose which apps open on your Mac’s startup, and it’s really simple

How to Delete Apps From Startup

Step 1

Head over to System Preferences from the Apple logo on the top bar.

Step 2

Go to Users and Groups

Step 3

Once inside, look for your name and user credential. Usually, it will be under the ‘Current User’ tab. Look for the Login Items tab and click on it.

Once inside the Login Items tab, you’ll see a list of items listed depending on your Mac’s settings and apps available. Here’s how my list looks like:

Step 4

And now your job is really simple. Simply select the apps you don’t want to open at the Mac’s startup and click the remove ( – ) button. In my case (and in most cases, I presume) I want to stop Google Chrome from troubling me with it’s presence on startup, hence…

And voila…! It’s done.

How to Add Apps for Startup

 

You can similarly add apps to the Mac’s startup as well. Simply press the add button ( + )  instead, go to the Applications tab from the list on the left side as shown in the image below:

And as demonstrated, select the app you wish to start at startup, and just click on add.

 

Yes, it’s as simple to delete and add apps for startup on your MacBook. Enjoy!

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Anas Dilshad is a Digital Marketing Expert and works with MacAppers. I love to share everything related to Mac. Feel free to ask any query about Mac at my Twitter Profile @anasdilshad1

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