How to avoid starting apps when turning on the Mac

In the case that many applications are started by default when we turn on the Mac, it can end up significantly affecting boot speed of the team. That is why we must have enough eye when choosing this type of applications.

Control startup applications in macOS

If you want to check all the applications that start by default when we start our session, you can easily do it from the system preferences. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to System Preferences from the Finder or the launchpad.
  2. In the second row, click on ‘Users and groups’.
  3. Choose your user on the left side and make sure you have the lock open on the bottom left. If not, you must click on the e Enter your password
  4. Once this is done we will go to the tab ‘Start Items‘And we will get a list with all the applications that start by default on our Mac.
  5. Click on that app that you do not want to start and at the bottom press ‘-‘.

start mac default applications

Although you may also want some applications that are useful for you to start by default, so you can also add apps. From this same window, by clicking on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom You can choose from the list of apps that interests you that is active when you boot the Mac.

Beware of Mac boot performance

But you should always keep in mind that if you notice that the boot slows down significantly it is because the Mac you must start both the software and all these applications that you have chosen. If you want the best possible performance we recommend having this list completely empty and open the applications yourself.

There are some apps that are quite ‘caught’ and sometimes they don’t finish disabling the default startup start. Two of the clearest examples are without a doubt Steam and Spotify. We may not understand what is happening on our Mac when we start the system and these applications continue to start by default when they are not listed above. In these cases we must inquire about the preferences of each of the applications to block automatic startup.

And you, do you have many applications that start without you knowing?

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